How long does it take for Birth Control to start working?

Patient

Q: How long does it take for Birth Control to start working, if you are taking it for the first time. I started taking birth control 2 days after my last period.

Doctor

A:   It takes about a month before the contraceptive effect of the Pill starts. It is advisable to practice some
additional contraception like condoms or spermicidal cream for the first month.

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