Do I need to be 16 to get contraceptives?

Myth: The contraceptive pill works as soon as you start taking it.
Truth:

In most cases 1 week is needed for the pill to start being effective in preventing pregnancy.

Had unprotected sex?

If you have had unprotected sex this puts you at risk of catching a sexually transmitted infection.

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