My girlfriend started her second cycle of birth control

Patient

Q: My girlfriend started her second cycle of birth control last Sunday, and we had sex this Sunday. She takes her pill at nights, so she has used 6 pills. Are we protected from pregnancy?

Doctor

A:   Hello,
Thank you for your medical query at AskTheDoctor.com

I understand your concern.
Yes, since she started her birth control and had taken 6 pills already, she can't get pregnant.
Mostly this hormone tablets are taken for 3 weeks and stopped for a week, for the normal period to commence.
If she is regular there are no risks of pregnancy.

Hope this was helpful,
Regards

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