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time needed after starting the pill to be effective

Sep 19, 2002

I'm still a virgin and I promised myself that before I ever had sex, I'd be on birth control. I'm just wondering how long I need to take it in order for it to fully work. I've heard that it can be a couple months. Is this true?

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Questions about pregnancy, birth control, and reproductive health should be directed to your OB/GYN or agencies that deal with those issues.

See Where can I learn about pregnancy...?


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