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Birth Control board


hi this is my first post, but anyways...

I just started taking the birth control pill levlen 28 (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol). During my consultation with the pharmacist, he told me how the pill is effective as soon as you start it with the 1-st day method. He also told me that with the sunday start, although it is not to it's full protection level, that the percent of effectivenes goes up slowly until two weeks after or something like that.

Did i hear him right?? I could have sworn that i read something similar to that on the boards here but i can't find it any more... something about on the first week of the pill it is only 75% effective.

the reason is i've had unprotected sex with my boyfriend since i started but it hasn't even been a week yet. Also, i DO know that the pills don't protect against STDs but he has been tested so that is not an issue with me.