Q: I read online that if I start the pill within 5 days of the start of my period, that I will be protected right away—is this true or what effect does this have if I take it as soon as possible? Things to consider Age, health, lifestyle, side effects How effective is contraception at preventing pregnancy?
Chris Blackhurst. A: Hormonal birth control is actually great for women. At the begining of June I started back on birth control again. The effects are not obvious until testosterone levels become lower than normal, but that happens to every woman who takes the pill.
I have been on the pill consistently for 5 years now.
Since not being on the pill after that my period has yet to happen.
HIV and men - safer sex HIV transmission can occur from men to women and from women to men as well as between men who have sex with men If you are on the progesterone only pills, you are protected 48 hrs after starting that pill. If you constantly forget to take your pills, talk to your health care provider about low-maintenance birth control options, such as the implant or an IUD.
A: Depends where you are on your cycle when you start the patch, if you are on your period and start the patch, then AFTER 24 hrs you should be protected.