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Need dosage information on the use of oral contraceptive pills

Hi, I am 21 years old VIRGIN girl. I have three questions: I am getting married next month, My period is due 7-8 days before my marriage date. Can I start taking Saheli (OC Pill ) pill before my marriage; on 1st day of my period (I mean before having First time sex) ? Is is mandatory to take OC pill on 1st day of period ? OR Can I start taking in NON-PERIOD days (before start of period) ? Is this tablet protect from pregnancy from 1st day of taking pill ? If not then how many days after taking FIRST pill it takes to protect from pregnancy ?
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Saheli is a weekly oral contraception pill but has to be started twice weekly for 12 weeks and then onward it is once weekly. After the periods end, during the next 7 days, there is no ovulation and hence conception do not occur. The week after these days are the ideal days for conception and then again the week before the cycles not for conception.

As you are having you wedding at the time of your periods have ended, so you can have a safe intercourse without taking any pill however on the 6th day you can start taking it. fix two days a week for atleast 12 days for pill taking days.

Best of luck for your newlife.

Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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