When to start taking Contraceptive Pill?

Patient

Q: I'm not on the pill and my period is due in 4 days, If I start taking the pill today will it delay my period ??

Doctor

A:   Taking the contraceptive pill before your periods will not delay or prolong your menstrual cycle. If you plan to start on oral contraceptives, I would advise you to take the first dose on the first day of your period. I hope than answers your question, take care.

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