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Contradicting information about the pill.

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
I started taking the pill three days ago, and I havent missed one. I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend two days ago. We were both worried, so we went to a damily planning clinic, where I was told that if I didnt miss a pill this week, then I wouldnt get pregnant. However, on the pages on this very website, it says you should use additional contraceptive methods for up to a week! I'm very confused, not to mention rather scared about getting pregnant, especially after reading another notice on the board about a girl who fell pregnant after getting duff information!! What do I do??

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Okay, don't panic. Here's the advice given to us by the Family Planning Association:<P class="body">If you are taking 'phasic combined pills' (21 pills in the packet and followed by a 7-day break) or the progestogen-only pill (mini-pill), if you take the first pill on the same day that your period starts you will be protected at once.<P class="body">If you start taking this kind of pill on any other day (ie not the first day of your period) you are not protected for the next 7 days and should use additional contraception (such as condoms).<P class="body">If you are taking 'everyday combined pills' (one every day with no 7-day break) and take the first pill on the first day of your period then you are not protected from pregnancy for the first fourteen days.
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