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How long I have to be on birthcontrol in order for it to work?

How long do you have to be onn birthcontrol in order for it work?
Fri, 22 Apr 2011
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Hi,

If you have started taking birth control pills from day 1 of your current menstrual cycle, then you will be protected against pregnancy from the next cycle.

You need to use some alternative method of contraception in the current menstrual cycle.
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