This is the first time I've taken it ever. Boyfriend of long distance is coming home sooner than expected, and I'm wondering if I can take two pills every day until I've taken seven in all and then stop taking them for the week, and have sex that is effectively protected. Side note: I'm on my period right now also. Is it true that birth control is immediately effective when you're on your period? BASICALLY, I want to have sex in 4 days once my period is over and I'm wondering if I can take two pills today, tomorrow, and the next day, and have unprotected sex once I've taken 7.
No. It doesn't work that way. It has to be 7 days. You can have sex just use a condom. All you would accomplish doing it your way is you would not be protected and you might have withdrawal bleeding. If you started them the first day of your period you are immediately protected.
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