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i think i messed up? really scared

By August 6, 2016 - 7:58pm
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ive been doing research on this birth control i recently got put onto, im on my 9th day of taking it.

I looked up and it said, "Use an additional method of contraception during the first cycle that you take these tablets."
whats a cycle? does this mean the entire pack? or just the first week? because i did use condoms the entire first week of taking it..before today. today i had unprotected sex, he didnt cm inside of me though.
did i mess up? is a cycle the entire birth control pack?

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Hi Ironmaiden

Thank you for your post!

If the paperwork said to use additional contraception (people usually use condoms) for one cycle, it means the first full month you take it. So keep using condoms.

If there was no ejaculation, then you should be fine. Don't spend the month worrying about it, just use condoms too and I'm sure you'll be fine.


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