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How long do you need to be on birth control before you can have unprotected sex'?

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2011-07-27 15:52:53
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The Birth Control pill reaches its full effectiveness after seven days in a row.

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It takes one month for birth control to work effectively in your body & one month before you can have unprotected intercourse.



When you switch brands of birth control to a generic, you are still getting the same hormones and the same dosage of hormones, the only difference is that the pills were made by different companies. If you have been on birth control for at least 2 months, it is still safe to have unprotected intercourse even though you are switching birth control. If you haven't been on birth control for at least 2 months you should use a back-up method, such as condoms, during the first week of starting your new birth control. If you want to be even safer, you could wait 2 weeks to have unprotected sex.


you shouldn't at all. but you can actually take your chances and have unprotected sec. It matters what birth control you are on. I know a friend that got pregnant on the pill and a friend that got pregnant on the patch. 7-10 days


The birth control pill is effective as long as you take it regularly. After you stop, you may be able to get pregnant within a couple of weeks, or your next ovulation may be delayed slightly. If your periods were regular before, you can expect to ovulate within 2-4 weeks after stopping the birth control pill.Birth Control Pills work for as long as you continue taking them as directed. The Morning After Pill is an Emergency Contraceptive; it works for the day you had unprotected sex and up to 120 hours after you previously had unprotected sex.It is not made to protect you from sex you might have tomorrow or next week. You need to use Birth Control for continued protection.



It all depends on how long you bled before you got on birth control. Some birth control pills stop bleeding completely. If you want to know specifics your going to have to talk to your doctor.


If you are just starting birth control you should wait at least a month before having unprotected sex. That is the safest way to go. If you really can't wait that long you should use condoms for 2 weeks.


You can have unprotected sex any time since you've been on birth control for over a month. However I would still recommend using condoms.


No. Birth control pills are based on progesterone being in your system long-term. Chances are, you have already ovulated by skipping those seven pills. The morning after pill (PlanB) can prevent pregnancy as long as it's taken within 120 hours after unprotected sex. Plan B is the same as taking multiple regular birth control pills.


Can you take birth control pills and still be pregnant Can you take birth control pills and still be pregnant


Break through bleeding is completely normal in the first 3 months of starting birth control. but if you are a Sunday start you are supposed to wait one week before having unprotected sex, because you are not fully protected until 7 days after starting your birth control. i don't think the breakthrough bleeding would be any sign of pregnancy. WARNING - I do not want to delete what this contributor wrote, but all doctors recommend taking a full month of birth control pills before it is fully effective. A week is not long enough.


There are no known drug interactions between nicotine gum and the birth control pill.


You can get the first Depo Provera shot when you are on the birth control. It will become effective immediately, and you'll be able to stop the birth control pill at that time.



To change from the birth control pill to NuvaRing, insert the ring during the placebo week or any time before. You will have immediate protection as long as you inserted the ring on or before the day you would have started your next pack of birth control pills.


Yes, you can chew or dissolve the birth control pill as long as you are certain you swallowed all of the pieces.


It should be the same amount of time as when NOT on birth control.


HOW ARE YOU ON THE PATCH AND HAVE UNPROTECTED SEX?AnswerOf course she is protected by the patch from becoming pregnant, but other than that she was not protcected by a condom, which would protect her from STD's. ANSWERYou are protected from pregnancy as long as you have changed it once a week.The patch used properly is one of the most effective reversible methods of birth control. Whether you use withdrawal is irrelevant, withdrawal is not a method of birth control.


If your girlfriend hasn't been on the birth control pill for the last seven days, taking one after sex won't help. At that point, your girlfriend can only take the morning after pill or emergency contraception pill. If she's been on the birth control pill and wants to know when she can stop, take them for at least the next five days.


Birth control is for avoiding pregnancy. It won't help you get pregnant.


IF you were having unprotected sex during the time you was not taking your birth contol pills it could be a possibilty you may have got pregnant during that time. Do you now when you have you next period and also how long was you not taking your birth control pills all this will make a difference if your pregnant or not.


depending on the type of birth control you are using it takes anywhere from 1-3 months for it to take full effect...


I don't think that birth control stops bloating. At least it doesn't work for me. I still blow up like a balloon a few days before my cycle and I have taken birth control pills for about 15 years.


There are no known effects, short- or long-term, of birth control on bladder function.



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