Back up birth control while starting pill?

posted 1 month ago in Intimacy
Post # 2
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018



Post # 4
8866 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

overthemoon2018 :  In a cost-benefit analysis, the cost of using a backup method for the full month (even if not strictly required) is well worth the benefit of being extra sure of not getting pregnant. Which worst case scenario are you more comfortable with:

  1. 4 weeks of backup: you don’t get pregnant but you lose out on 3 weeks of bareback sex, or
  2. 1 week of backup: you get 3 extra weeks of bareback sex but you get pregnant
Post # 5
459 posts
Helper bee

Just use condoms as a back-up for the first month. Better safe than sorry.

Post # 7
795 posts
Busy bee

Yeah I would use condoms for the first month for sure, especially if you are seriously trying to avoid a pregnancy at this time

Post # 8
35 posts

We used condoms for the first month. 

Post # 9
691 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

overthemoon2018 :  At the office I worked in, we told patients if they started the pill at the start of their period, they were covered. If it would be an absolute life ender/deal breaker if you got pregnant or you’re CFBC, then use condoms for a month. We’ve never had a patient who started the pill with their period and got pregnant that month. I was there for 6 years. 

Post # 10
9504 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would follow the instructions that came with that specific pill. They can all be different.

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