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Do you have to wait 7 days on the pill

Patient: Do you have to wait 7 days on the pill each month after your period to be protected?

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thanks for the query.It is true that you have to be on the pill for at least 7 days during your cycle from the start of the pill before the contraceptive benefits of the pill can be availed. Ideally the pill should be started from day 2 of the start of menses so that initial safe period for 10 days is well covered for those 7 days of pill intake and chances of pregnancy are negated completely and during ovulation time, ovulation is prevented completely thereby offering contraceptive benefit to the user.Hope this helps.Regards

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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