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When you have finished one pack of pills and you start a new pack do you still have to use protection for seven days?

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2006-01-03 20:45:43
2006-01-03 20:45:43

No you dont need to use protection.

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Yes, you can. To change the day you start your birth control pills, you will cut short your placebo/sugar pill week or pill free week. For instance, if you normally start the new pack on Sunday and want to start on Wednesday, you'll take your placebo pills on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, discard the old pack, and start the new pack on Wednesday. As long as you don't go more than seven days without an active pill, you will have no interruption in protection.

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I'm not sure why you would want to do this. But to be protected from pregnancy you need to take all the active pills as directed - then take the inactive pills or toss them out, the only purpose they serve is to remind you to take a pill everyday and when to start your next packet of active pills.

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You will lose protection if you start the new pack a day late. If you do that, you must use a back up method for the first seven days of that new pack. A better way to switch from a Saturday to a Sunday start is to take the first placebo pill in the pack as scheduled on Saturday, then start your new pack the next day. Doing so will not affect protection. Just remember that if you're starting the new pack on Sunday, then you may not have access to your health care provider or pharmacy on your start day; if you run out of pills, you may not be able to reach anyone at the office until Monday, and will lose protection.

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