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A 17-year-old female asked:

can yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) birth control delay period? and how should you take the pills?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics and Gynecology 11 years experience
Delaying Periods: Any birth control has the ability to help with delaying periods, which is a totally safe thing to do. Just skip the 4th week of pills and start a new active pill pack in order to avoid having a period. You can keep doing this indefinitely, it's called a continuous regimen; you may some irregular spotting in the future though, in which case, just switch to the 4th week sugar pills to have a period.

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Last updated Dec 26, 2013

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