they said that if you are taking a pill, the first month you take it will not be effective. you have to wait for the second month for it to be effective. is that true?
The manufacturer says you are protected against pregnancy after seven consecutive days of active pills. Some Drs prefer to be conservative and tell you to wait until you have taken a full pack. One of the biggest reasons for this is that women tend to forget the most when the pill is new to them. Another thing is that the manufacturer states for a woman to start the Pill on Day 1 of her period OR the first Sunday following the start of her period so once she has taken 7 consecutive active pills, it is doubtful that she has ovulated. If a woman starts her pills just anywhere in her cycle, it may take longer than 7 days for her to be sure she hasnt ovulated and she should be protected at this point. The clinical trials were done on women starting the pill when her period starts so the seven day thing may not be accurate if your start was anywhere else other than at period time because the trials did not test for that. It is safest to wait an entire month so many docs just continue to use that time frame to be sure..
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