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Is intercourse advisable while on BC?

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Posted on Sat, 28 May 2016
Question: hi.. i am on my birth control pills from last month.. i took all the pills correctly for month and also started new pack immediately as i wanted to delay my periods for 1 week.. after i stopped the pills i got my periods and i started a new pack from day 5 of periods that is yesterday.. i just wanted to know if i can have unprotected sex now without getting pregnant or should i use any back-up protection for some days..
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Answered by Dr. Ramadevi Wani (41 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
If new pack started after 7 days gap you need back up protection

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

welcome to healthcare Magic.
I am Dr Ramadevi Wani. I will be answering your concerns today.

From your notes it is not clear what was the duration of the gap between stopping the pills and starting the new pack. If you have started the recent pack within a gap of one week from the previous pack then you dont need any back up protection. You can have unprotected sex.

If you have started the new pack of contraceptives after a gap of more than 7 days then you are not protected. You need to use backup form of contraception protection like condom for seven days.
I hope this is helpful.

If you have further concerns, do write to me. I will be happy to answer.

Best wishes,
Dr Rama
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Brief Answer: If new pack started after 7 days gap you need back up protection Detailed Answer: Hi, welcome to healthcare Magic. I am Dr Ramadevi Wani. I will be answering your concerns today. From your notes it is not clear what was the duration of the gap between stopping the pills and starting the new pack. If you have started the recent pack within a gap of one week from the previous pack then you dont need any back up protection. You can have unprotected sex. If you have started the new pack of contraceptives after a gap of more than 7 days then you are not protected. You need to use backup form of contraception protection like condom for seven days. I hope this is helpful. If you have further concerns, do write to me. I will be happy to answer. Best wishes, Dr Rama