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How do you take family planning pills for the first time?
How to Get Started
- First-day start. Take your first pill the day you get your period. Pregnancy protection kicks in right away, so you won’t need a backup contraceptive.
- Quick start. You take the first pill in your pack right away.
- Sunday start. Many pill packs are arranged to start on this day.
When should I start taking family planning pills?
Combination Pills (COCs): If you start taking combination pills within 5 days after your period starts, you’ll be protected from pregnancy right away. For example, if you get your period Monday morning, you can start the pill anytime until Saturday morning and be protected from pregnancy right away.
How long does it take for the pill to kick in?
Combination pills contain two hormones — estrogen and progestin — that prevent ovulation. If a person takes the first dose within 5 days of their period starting, it is effective immediately. If they start at any other time, the pill takes 7 days to work.
What is the best family planning pills?
Combination birth control pills are 99% effective at preventing pregnancy if used correctly….Popular combination birth control pills
- Lo Ovral.
- Ortho Tri-Cyclen.
- Yaz (Yaz coupons | Yaz details)
- Yasmin (Yasmin coupons | Yasmin details)
Can I get pregnant while taking pills?
Yes. Although birth control pills have a high success rate, they can fail and you can get pregnant while on the pill. Certain factors increase your risk of getting pregnant, even if you’re on birth control. Keep these factors in mind if you’re sexually active and want to prevent an unplanned pregnancy.
When is the best time to take the family planning pill?
It is best to take this pill at the same time every day. You could set the alarm on your phone to remind you. If you miss taking one hormone pill it’s still OK. There are three different ways to take the pill. Here is a video featuring Family Planning Nurse Rose Stewart explaining how to choose what’s right for you.
When do you need to start a new Pill Pack?
Abstain from sex or use condoms for the next 7 days. If you have had sex without a condom in the 7 days before missing a pill, you may need emergency contraception or to skip the sugar pills and start a new pill pack in the hormone section.
Do you have to take birth control pills every day?
If you have 28-day packs: Take 1 pill every day for 28 days (four weeks) in a row, and then start a new pack on day 29. The last pills in 28-day packs of combination pills do not have hormones in them. These pills are called “reminder” or “placebo” pills — they help remind you to take your pill every day and start your next pack on time.
When do you start taking combination birth control pills?
If you start combination pills any other time, you need to take the pill for 7 days before you’re protected from pregnancy. Use another method of birth control — like a condom — if you have penis-in-vagina sex during the first week on the pill. You can start progestin-only pills at any time.