How long does it take for birth control to work

I just started the pill and want to make sure there are no ‘mistakes’. does anyone know how long it takes to kick in?

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I was told not to have unprotected sex for 7 days after taking the first pill

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I’d go with whatever guidelines your doctor gave you

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I asked my doctor the same question he said 1 month to be sure

My doc said an entire pack…

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I was told you need to use condoms for the first week then you are fine. Never heard this one month talk. Just use condoms for now.

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Use backup for 1 month. I work in gyn office and this is what the NPs tell patients.

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Yeah I’ve always heard a full cycle

I got told two weeks

My doctor said 30 days to be safe.

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My OB told me 7 days and then the pharmacy suggested 30 days to get my hormones back in check :woman_shrugging:

I was told to use condoms for a whole month while on the pill.

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My dr. Said it dont work the 1st month

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Anywhere from 2 weeks to a month

It’s usually advised to use an additional form of protection for 7 days from the day you start taking the pill. The leaflet included in the pill box will tell you so.

Generally, 30 days for full effectiveness

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I have 2 beautiful twin boys that were conceived 2 weeks after starting birth control. I would definitely wait a month.

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My doc suggested a month with any birth control

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1 month usually 30 days your hormones have to adjust and thats saying you take it as its supposed to be taken.

Ask the freaking doctor duh.