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The pill consists of 21 days of active pills (ie, containing oestrogen and progestogen) with either a break of seven days, or seven days of a sugar pill. The sugar pill is used to keep the user in a regular habit of taking the pill at the same time each day, every day, whilst bleeding occurs. If you have been taking the pill daily (every day without missing one) you should be safe during your period. As you are not really taking active ingredients for seven days, a pill missed just before or just after the sugar pills does increase the chances of ovulation taking place during the next cycle and pregnancy occuring. Even if you are taking the pill religiously, be aware that no contraceptive is 100% effective.

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Q: Does the Contraceptive pill work during your period?
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You have got a sickness and diarrhea bug will the contraceptive pill still work?

No . The antibiotics for diarrhea and sickness will overpower the effects of the contraceptive pill.

Why is contraceptive implant used than contraceptive pill in developed countries?

The advantage of the contraceptive implant is its high level of effectiveness. Because you don't have to do anything to make it work, there are no mistakes (like missing a pill) that can decrease its effectiveness.

Can you get pregnant 2 years after taking the ru 486?

Yes the pill has no lasting effect and does not work as a contraceptive.

Will my contraceptive still work if I took a laxitive 2 hours before taking my pill and I haven and rsquot gone yet?

Your taking the laxative before taking your contraceptive should not affect your contraceptive's properly functioning.

Is it OK to take a different contraceptive pill for one day if you do not have enough of your usual supply?

No. Because different contraceptive pills work in different ways, and at different dosages, substituting one for another will not work.

After your 7 day pill break on a 21 day contraceptive pill does the first pill you take on your new monthly packet work straight away when you start on your 8th day?

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Can antibiotics effect your period on the pill?

Since antibiotics can make the pill not work at all it can affect all of it, incl your period.

How does hormones work to stop a pregnancy Eg the combined contraceptive pill which contains both oestrogen and progesterone?

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Can a lady be pregnant after eating contraceptive pill also after unsafe sex?

A woman that is on contraceptive pills can become pregnant under certain unusual circumstances that may interfere with the efficacy of the drug. Being on antibiotics for example may cause the pill not to work. the pill was designed to prevent pregnancy without the use of anything like a condom.

Your doctor said the pill doesn't work within 7 days but your bf didn't know this and you couldn't feel him semen inside you and it was 8 days after your last period and the first d?

If you start the pill during the first 4 days of your period it should work immediately.

If you take the pill when you start your period will it stop?

yes it will stop. i have taken the pill on my first day an its work

Can pregnancy happened during urine infection?

Yes it can and if you eat antibiotics and is on the pill the pill will not work.

Does the contraceptive pill work like the morning after pill?

Yes, they both suppress ovulation. The BCP has 2 weeks to build up in your system, Plan B is a high dose that forces the issue in an emergency.

Should you take a contraceptive pill after every intercourse even if it is at an interval of 2 days?

If you take the pill only after you have intercourse the pill will have no effect!! only if you take the pill how it is instructed and daily at the same time every day then will it work! one slip up and it could course you a problem.

How does progestin work as a contraceptive?

Progestin works as a contraceptive by allowing ones body to think that it is already pregnant so it stops releasing an egg. If an egg is released the uterus stops it from developing. The progestin pill is also referred to as the mini-pill and is better suited to women who are breastfeeding, overweight or have a history of blood clots

How long does the contraceptive implant work?

The Nexplanon contraceptive implant works for three years.

Do you have to take birth control before sex for it to work?

No, in order to properly prevent pregnancy by using an oral contraceptive, you must pick a specific time to take your pill daily. It is important to take your pill everyday around the same time.

Does the contraceptive pill work when taking acyclovir?

There are no known drug interactions between birth control pills and acyclovir, nor between Plan B or Next Choice and acyclovir.

Can plan b shorten your period?

Plan B is a pill that can work to prevent pregnancy in an emergency situation. It is not known to shorten the period.

I started taking birth control when i wasnt on my period will it still work?

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What is yaz birth control pill?

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If you don't start the pill on the Sunday after or during you're period will it still work?

If you've just started taking birth control pills now then it will still work. However you need to be on BC for 4 weeks before you can have unprotected intercourse.

Can you take the pill even if you have never had a period or your first ever period and will it work because it has been researched and found that you get get pregnant without first period?

You shouldn't be having sex or be on the pill if you're so young that you haven't bad your first period yet. That being said, in most cases you cant get pregnant before you have your period.

Is it ok to start a new pill pack if I haven't gotten my period as due?

Yes, you should continue taking the birth control pill as scheduled regardless of any bleeding. If you have missed any pills in the last month or have symptoms of pregnancy, take a pregnancy test. If you have no period during your placebo work in the future and find it troublesome, talk with your health care provider about the possibility of changing birth control pill brands.