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 i have been taking birth control for 11 days now , and i started it within 4 days of my period starting, so that should mean I'm protected against pregnancy right away . But, i need other opinions before i have unprotected sex with my boyfriend. And, he has no STDs, i  know this . Would it be okay for me to let him ... finish inside of me? or should i wait about a month to make sure that all of the hormones have been working? I did alot of research on my birth control (Ortho Tri-cyclen Lo) and every website - even theirs,  says if you take it within 5 days of your period you're automatically protected and if you start on the first Sunday, then wait a week. I got my period on a wednesday and on that sunday i started the birth control. so do you think i'm protected against pregnancy?
     thanks .
May 16, 2012 @ 04:59 pm

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Birth Control

From what I know, I believe you are right, however there are a lot of different types of birth control out there and not all are the same. This means that what applies to one type, may not apply to another. That being said, I'm not a doctor and the safest bet is to take to yours about the pill. I looked at this site here:
http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/birth-control/starting-pill-19264.htm as well but to be safe, you need to check with a medical professional.
May 16, 2012 @ 05:23 pm

The pill

There is always a slight chance that you could become pregnant (approximately 1 out of 100 women will get pregnant while on the pill WHEN YOU TAKE IT EFFECTIVELY). With that being said, I would talk to a doctor about this before you proceed. You should be mentally prepared in case pregnancy occurs. Hope that helps!
May 16, 2012 @ 05:38 pm
talullah jeane

be safe

Always use condoms. Idk how old you are or if you and your bf have been together for awhile, but be safe. Nowadays its very risky to have unprotected sex. Men cannot b tested for hpv. If he has had unprotected sex with other ppl he could have it and not know it. Herpes can lay dormant in your body for up to a yr or more, sometimes you could have it and have small outbreaks and not know it.
If you really trust your bf and he's been tested, then maybe. But its a big step if something happens. Be on your bcp for atleast a month and a half / 2 months and let it get into your system. Get used to taking it everyday at the same time. Anything is possible. Talk with your man about the what ifs. What if I get pregnant? Do we keep it/adoption? Where your funds stand. I'm not trying to be a downer. I've seen a lot and have been through a lot. 2 of my friends got pregnant while on bcp. And a few of my friends who trusted the men they were with got hpv.
Better safe than sorry doll.
May 22, 2012 @ 11:45 pm



I think one of the most common things that people assume when taking birth control, is that they can't get pregnant. Wrong! You definitely have less of a chance of getting pregnant, but it's still VERY possible! Especially if you're not using any other forms of protection. Also, I believe it mentions somewhere on the packaging that B.C does not take effect until after one full month of use. As for STDs, birth control offers no protection!

Also, I got pregnant while on birth control (for over 8yrs), and used a condom! So be careful.

Good luck!
May 23, 2012 @ 04:46 pm

Don't Risk It!

As everyone has already mentioned, Birth Control is not 100% effective at preventing pregnancy and should not be relied on solely. I have been taking Ortho-Trycyclen for over a decade, and I remember my doctor recommending that I wait a full three months to ensure that my hormones were properly regulated, I believe the package says 1-2 months. When it comes to situations as sensitive as having to deal with an unwanted pregnancy, I would most certainly recommend that you continue using another method of protection. Furthermore, a condom can prevent you from contracting an STD which can literally change your life. Take the safer route, avoid gambling with your health.

May 30, 2012 @ 07:25 pm

The facts.

Birth control can take from 2 to 3 months to actually start taking affect, that is a reason why doctors advise not having unprotected sex for at least 3 months just to be safe. If you are during your normal pill taking weeks and not the sugar pill week then it is okay to let him finish inside, only if it has been those 2 to 3 months that have passed, otherwise you are at high risk of getting pregnant. It is worth the wait, trust me because it has been a year for me already now, if you take it properly, never forget one and use condoms for the first few months then you will be fine, although i suggest using a condom if you plan on doing it on the sugar pill week. :)
May 31, 2012 @ 01:53 pm


When I first went on the pill my doctor told me that in one week you are protected provided you start the day your period begins and in 3 months you will have an idea of how your body will react to that type of bill (mood swings, bloating, nausea, etc). But that pharmacist told me one month until it was effective. Either way, it totally depends on the hormone concentration of the pill. You can ask your doctor or save yourself a trip and call a pharmacist who may actually know a little more about your pill than the doctor does!
May 31, 2012 @ 03:03 pm

Safety first

My geno said to be careful the first month since your body is getting use to it. I also started first my pack late! Definitely call your doctor or pharmacist, they can give you more info. If your in Quebec you can also call Info Sante at the CLSC. But for sure consult a professional since they would have more accurate information. All the best.
May 31, 2012 @ 03:27 pm

Just wait :) or use a condon

I would say better safe than sorry!
Jun 01, 2012 @ 02:06 am


I take the same brand and you should def. wait at least a full month, preferably longer before replying just on the pills. 1 week is not long enough to stabilize your hormone levels completely if you just started taking it. You should be able to tell when its stabilized because all the other side effects will stabilize as well.
Jun 01, 2012 @ 03:48 am

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