When’s the best time to start taking the pill?

If you’ve decided you want to use pills, the “best time” is whenever you want. How about immediately? As soon as you get the prescription—and you are sure you’re not pregnant—you can start. You don’t have to wait til Sunday and you don’t have to wait til your next period. Just use a back-up method for the first 7 days. That’s all there is to it.

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