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Can you start your birth control on any day?

You can start taking birth control pills as soon as you get them — any day of the week, and anytime during your menstrual cycle. But when you’ll be protected from pregnancy depends on when you start and the kind of pill you’re using.

When is the best time to start birth control? If you are planning to start on hormonal contraceptives it is best to start them at least 1 month prior to having sex.

Do I have to wait until my next period to start birth control? Answer: You do not have to necessarily wait until your next period to start a hormonal birth control, but you will not be immediately protected from pregnancy. You have a few different options: (These options are for birth control pills) Sunday Start- Take your first pill on the first Sunday during your period.

When should I start to take my birth control pill?

How to Get Started

  • First-day start. Take your first pill the day you get your period. Pregnancy protection kicks in right away, so you won’t need a backup contraceptive.
  • Quick start. You take the first pill in your pack right away. This is an option if your doctor confirmed that you’re not already pregnant.
  • Sunday start. Many pill packs are arranged to start on this day.

Can I start my birth control a day late? You’ll need to use a backup form of birth control for 2 days if you’re more than 3 hours late to take a pill or miss any number of pills. If you should have taken your pill 3 or more hours ago, take it as soon as you remember.

When should a woman consider starting birth control?

When should a woman consider starting birth control? The most common age to start taking birth control is 16, but some teenagers may take it even earlier. If you can get pregnant or get someone pregnant, then you should have access to birth control. Whenever you decide you may want to start taking birth control, consult a doctor, as they can help you determine which method is best for you.

What is an appropriate age to start birth control? A: Age 16 tends to the most common age to start birth control as it allows a young woman to be established in her cycle before potentially disrupting it. Besides the benefit of preventing unwanted pregnancy, hormonal birth control also helps women by regulating periods, reducing ovulation,…

What is the quick start method for birth control? Another method involves starting the pills right away (‘immediate start’ or ‘quick start’). Another birth control method should be used as back-up for the first seven days. Unclear issues were whether quick start of hormonal birth control works as well as the usual start and whether women like it.

Do I have to wait until my next period to start birth control? Answer: You do not have to necessarily wait until your next period to start a hormonal birth control, but you will not be immediately protected from pregnancy. You have a few different options: (These options are for birth control pills) Sunday Start- Take your first pill on the first Sunday during your period.