A patient has been prescribed oral contraceptives. Which statement by the patient indicates the need for further education?

"Once I start this medication, I don't need to use condoms."


• The patient should be instructed to use a backup method of birth control for the first 7 days of taking oral contraceptives to prevent pregnancy. The patient should also be educated about the continued risk of sexually transmitted infections.
• The statements about taking the pill at the same time every day, the pill not protecting against sexually transmitted infections, and needing to take the pill every day are all correct.

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