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Topic Tuesday: Switching the time to take your birth control pill

What do I do if I want to switch the time I take my birth control pill?

 

Great question! Since it is very important to take your pill at the same time every day, it is difficult to change the time and not recommended to change it in the middle of a cycle.

For example, say you want to switch your pill time from morning to evening. The best thing to do is end your pack on the current time, and start your new pack at the time you now prefer. That way, you don’t need a backup birth control method. If you switch the time in the middle of a cycle, you will need to use a backup method of birth control like condoms until your next pack begins, otherwise you could get pregnant. However, it can be done!

Have questions about your birth control bill? Make an appointment with us to discuss all of your options.

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Also, please ask your Telehealth provider about our new program to mail birth control pills, emergency contraception, and condoms directly to your home!

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