... my period, can I now have unprotected sex and have the pill work effectively? My doctor said by the 7th day but i'm getting mixed feelings about it since some people say a month. Please help!
There seems to be a lot of information about Ortho-Cyclen but the dosage page had the answer: https://www.drugs.com/dosage/ethinyl-estradiol-norgestimate.html. From drugs.com: "Many clinicians recommend that additional contraceptive methods be used during the first cycle of hormonal therapy in order to reduce the risk of unintended pregnancy.
Note: from drugs.com: "Ortho-Cyclen is a combination contains a combination of female hormones (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) that prevent ovulation (the release of an egg from an ovary). This medication also causes changes in your cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.)
I sincerely hope this clears things up for you? Different contraceptives may take 1 week, 2 weeks or 1 month. You have one where 4 weeks is recommended.
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