The quickstart method is when you start taking your birth control pills as soon as you get them-- any day of the week, and anytime during your menstrual cycle. But when you’ll be protected from pregnancy depends on when you start and the kind of pill you’re using. We recommend starting your birth control pills as soon as you get them, and use a backup birth control method (like condoms) until you receive your next pack.
Articles in this section
- What is the Quick-start Method?
- When do I start taking my birth control pills? ( So I start the pill the day after my period? Is there a certain day you start? )
- Can I use combined hormonal birth control methods while I am chestfeeding?
- How effective are combined hormonal birth control methods?
- What are possible risks of combined hormonal methods?
- What are the benefits of combined hormonal methods?
- What are the different types of combined hormonal pills and how are they taken?
- What are combined hormonal birth control methods and how do they prevent pregnancy?