i have being on the pill for bout 24 days now i have being taking at a certain time lik early morning or 10am nd wanted to know how long do i have wait till have sex nd not get pregant(scared that i might) after my 7 day break? Can any1 help?
How long do I have to wait before having sex while on the pill?
Question posted by natasha37 on 4 May 2013
Last updated on 6 May 2013
This will depend on what birth control pill you are taking, whether it's a combination pill or progestin-only pill.
A combination pill can be started at any time. If you start within five days after the start of your period, you are protected against pregnancy right away.
You will not need to use a backup method of birth control.
If you start at any other time during your menstrual cycle, you will be protected from pregnancy after seven days.
A progestin-only pill can be started at any time. You will need to wait for 48 hours (2 days) to be protected from pregnancy.
To protect yourself from pregnancy while waiting for the pill to take effect you must use another backup method of birth control — like a condom, female condom, diaphragm, or sponge if you have intercourse.
You will most likely be fine after taking it regularly for 24 days.
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