Best Answer

You should start on Birth Control at least a few months before having sexual intercourse to be sure it has taken effect. See your gynecologist, and if you dont have one, get one.

I heard from a friend who started taking birth control that you need to take it about three months before you get married (or start having sex).

I would say a few month, except Depo-Provera. Depo-Provera works five minutes after you get the shot, so you're good to go. If you are getting married soon, you might want to consider using condoms for the first few weeks. Please ask your doctor if you are on the pill about how long you should wait. I was told to wait three weeks when I was on the pill.

I took the depo shot a few days after i got married, i didnt take any contraceptives in advance and used condoms for the first few days of my marriage. The depo worked great allright, 24 hours after i got the shot my doctor said i was good to go. If your wondering depo is a shot normally given every three months and is told to be 99% effective, during my 3 months i never took any extra precautions and i didnt get pregnant. Though it worked wonders, it also had its side effects, i had an increased appetite and gained at least 15 pounds and i lost my sexual drive. You really need to ask your doctor whats best for you, everyone's different. Also i have the pill now and was told it was safe after the first week of using it consistently, meaning everyday at the same time. Make sure if you use the pill to also use a condom with the pill within the first week or so to be on the safe side. So far so good.

Remember a pill is no good when not taken consistently and if you cant remember to do it everyday then your best bet is some other form of birth control.

I don't mean to offend, but it is fairly obvious none of the responding people have any medical sense. Combination pills, that is, birth control pills which have both estrogen and progestin analogues in them (i.e. Yasmin) are effective almost immediately. Combination pills when taken at ANY POINT in your menstrual cycle, are effective 7 days after starting them. If you take them within the first five days of your period, they are effective immediately. There is absolutely no reason to take the pill for months before having intercourse. More information can be found at:

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2015-07-14 15:58:09
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +5 pts
Q: How early should you begin taking birth control before you get married?
Write your answer...

Related Questions

Should you eat before taking birth control pills?

Eating does not effect your birth control.

Should you see a doctor before you start taking birth control?


Should you live together before marriage?

You are getting married, living together before the marriage is just taking the thrill and excitement out. Better get married first then live together.

Were you taking birt?

Were you taking birth control pills before TTC?

What should you do when you found out your mom is taking birth control?

Nothing, Taking birth control is her choice

Should you stop taking the birth control pill if you get your period?

You should continue taking the birth control pill daily as scheduled regardless of bleeding.

What day should you start taking your birth control?


Should you eat before taking the birth control pill?

Well it really depends on your body type, and what kind of birth control pills you are on, are you feeling nausea if so i have had the same type of issue and i had visited my gynocologist who had told me to eat an hour before or an hour after taking the pill.

Does slim fast affect birth control?

When taking birth control of any type, you should ALWAYS consult your physician before taking any type of weight loss product or medication. It is always the best rule of thumb.

When should you stop taking birth control before removal of wisdom teeth?

Birth control has nothing to do with extractions. It is a blood thinner you must stop taking 2-4 days prior to a dental extraction. Always ask your dentist or oncologist before stoping any medication.

Did Adam have any wives before Eve?

Adam was not married before taking Eve as a wife.

When should you start taking birth control pills in your period cycle?

Right on the first day. It will take a month before the pills will be effective.

Should you stop taking fish oil before surgery?

Yes, Fish Oil is a blood thinner making it difficult to control bleeding.

What precautions are associated with saw palmetto?

There are no special precautions associated with taking saw palmetto. Women taking birth control pills or estrogen replacement products should consult a physician before taking. Persons taking.anabolic steroids should not take saw palmetto.

Should you eat before taking accutane?

Yes, you should eat before taking accutane. If you don't, overtime it will burn a hole in your stomach.

Should you start taking your birth control while on your period?

Depends. If you just got your birth control and you have never had it before.. What you do is take it the Sunday after your period. For example. You started on a Monday. You ended on a Thursday. You take your birth control that Sunday. If you have taken birth control before.. Yes, you take it. Whether you are on or off.

When should you start taking birth control?

before you decide to have sex Hello there - Start taking BCP on the advice of your doctor. But I started taking BCP the FIRST day of my period. This made my next period arrive regularaly and monthly.

When should you stop taking your birth control?

Speak to your prescriber about this.

Can you still get pregnant if you stop taking the birth control?

Yes. If you stop taking your birth control you are at higher risk of becoming pregnant than before you started taking it. Especially at a younger age. I was on birth control and quit taking it for a week and now I am four months pregnant.

If you have been taking Doxycycline while taking birth control should your period be light?

I have heard that while taking antibiotics on birth control, if can weaken the effectiveness of your birth control, causing you to become pregnant. If you have worries, you should take a pregnancy test, or consult your doctor. Hope this helps.

If you stopped taking you birth control before the pack was done how long until you get a regular period?

I have been on birth control for 7yrs, and i stopped taking it the end of September. But when i stopped taking it i didn't finish the pack. I am trying to get pregnant. I am concerned that i cant get pregnant and that i should have finished the pack first. I am concerned that i might not be able to get pregnant because i took birth control for 7yrs.

How do you start your period quickly?

If you've never had your period before there is no way but waiting. If you've had it before the only way to control is it my taking birth control pills.

You vomited an hour after taking your birth control what should you do?

call your doctor

What happens if you take birth control pills out of sequence?

There is no harm in taking the birth control pills out of sequence as long as you were not taking placebos (sugar pills) when you should have been taking active pills.

Do you have to be pregnant to take birth control?

No, you should not be pregnant when taking birth control. Birth control is meant to lower the risk of pregnancy.