A 35-year-old member asked:
hi docs, would i get my period by skipping active birth control pills?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Najia Lawrence answered
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Birth control pills are made to cause bleeding when the medication is stopped. That is why they package them with placebo pills (the different colored pills at the end of the pack). When missing active pills it is the same as taking placebo pills and therefore will cause you to have a period.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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