How long after beginning a birth control regimen is it safe to no longer use condoms?

I have been taking a birth control pill for a week today, however during my boyfriend and I's last sexual experience we didn't want to use a condom, he was too nervous. We are no where near a point in our lives where we are ready for nor could we afford having a baby right now. I know the doctors recommend at least until after the first 2 weeks...thoughts/opinions/advice would be greatly appreciated.