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To be safe, wait one cycle (a month).

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Q: How long do you take birth control pill before having unprotected sex?
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Can starting birth control the day after unprotected intercourse stop you from getting pregnant?

No. It does not act as the "Morning-After pill" When starting birth control you should wait at least a month before having unprotected intercourse.

When will your birth control start protecting you from pregnancy?

My OB/GYN recommended that I take my birth control for at least a month before having unprotected sex.

Should you still get birth control if you had unprotected sex while on your period the week before?

Yes you should be on birth control if you are having sex. You can get pregnant before, after and during your period!!!! If you aren't on the pill, be safe, use a condom!!!

What if you missed 4 birth control pills?

If you have missed that many pills, do not have unprotected sex. After taking your next pill wait at least 7 days before having sex unprotected.

What if you start birth control one week after period?

If you are not having sex/unprotected sex, you can start your birth control whenever you want.

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

The birth control pill reaches its full effectiveness after seven days in a row.

If you have been on birth control for two years and then go off for a month when you start taking it again do you have to wait a week before having unprotected sex?

You need to wait longer than one week before having unprotected sex. You cannot have unprotected sex until you have been on BCP for one complete cycle - once you receive your period after starting BCP, then you can have unprotected sex.

Can a girl get pregnant if she is on birth control and having unprotected sex?

Yes. While birth control is highly successful in preventing pregnancy, it is not a guarentee and pregnancy can occur.

What are the chances of getting pregnant after having unprotected sex after being on birth control for 10 days?

Chances are not very good as the birth control is still in your system for up to 30 days.

How can you avoid getting pregnant having unprotected sex?

The birth control pills that are available would suit you.

What would make birth control not effective?

Antibiotics or other medications may interfere with the effectiveness of birth control, consult your doctor before you have unprotected sex.

What are your chances of getting pregnant if you missed your pill the night before but took your pill the night of having sex?

There is a low risk of being pregnant. You will need to use a condom for 14 days to build up the level of protection you are getting from birth control, before having unprotected intercourse again. Continue taking birth control daily.

You just stop taking your birth control pills about a month ago how can you become pregnant?

By having unprotected sex.

Can you get pregnant if you stop taking birth control for a week?

If you continue having unprotected sex, then yes, it's possible.

When your on birth control can the male come inside you?

Yes. However you must at least 1 month before you have unprotected intercourse when you are starting birth control for the first time.

Can I get pregnant if I missed my birth control for 8 days start taking it again and then the day I start again 10 days later I have unprotected sex I take Yaz birth control?

If you've been on the pill for 10 days before having sex you should be OK.

What do you do if you start taking the pill to early?

If you start your birth control before the Sunday after your period, I recommend that you use a back up method form of birth control, such as condoms or abstinence to avoid becoming pregnant. Your birth control may not be as effective in your system now, you should also take a pregnancy test if you have been having unprotected intercourse.

You used the same birth control method for about 2 years but you just changed it to another set of pills but your period didn't come could this be because of the change in birth control pills?

Yes, but it could also be a potential pregnancy. When switching birth control methods or brands, it's advised to wait a month before having unprotected sex.

Not getting your period just started birth control?

It takes a month before the birth control is fully effective so if you had unprotected sex most likely you could be pregnant.

What if I started birth control for one week but stopped because I missed a couple pills could I have gotten pregnant?

Yes, you are supposed to take your birth control for at least a month before having unprotected sex. If you miss even a day or two you should probably use a condom.

Is it possible to get pregnant when missing 2 BC pills on the 14th and 15th day of your pack and having unprotected sex?

YES - birth control is not 100% effective and having unprotected sex of course can cause pregnancy not to mention the possibility of the transmission of STD's and HIV/AIDS!! Always use a condom in addition to your regular method of birth control.

How long does it take for your body to be used to birth control pill?

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

Is it easy to get pregnant on birth control?

If you take them properly, they are pretty effective. But you should know that Birth control pills can be ineffective if you: # do not take the pill at the pill at the same time every night # use anti-biotics while on birth control # take other medications (including some natural supplements/vitamins) that have not been approved with your doctor while on birth control # miss a pill # are not on the pill for 30 days before having "unprotected" sex # are not on the pill for 30 days before having "unprotected" sex after switching brands of birth control * Intrauterine birth controls such as the Nuva Ring, and other IUD's can slip out of place * Condoms can break and semen can leak though. It is important not to use two condoms at once because the extra friction between the two condoms can cause them to rip.

Can you get pregnant if you switched from taking the shot to birth control pills but no longer take the birth control pills?

If you were on the shot but you switched to taking birth control pills, but you do not take the birth control pills anymore, you have a high chance of pregnancy if you have been having unprotected intercourse. All the active hormones from the birth control will have little or no effect after 3 days of not taking birth control.

What is the chance of getting pregnant while on birth control with unprotected sex?

Very slim to none. Birth Control pills are very reliable. They are tested for several months before they are available to the public.