A 20-year-old female asked:
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if i try to skip my period by skipping the last row in my birth control and take active pills...next month i will have 2 weeks with no active pills?

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Dr. John Paas
Dr. John Paas answered
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Noooooo!!!!!: You must not take more than one week of in active (placebo) pills in a cycle. Otherwise, you will likely ovulate, and you are at risk of pregnancy. Omitting the week of inactive pills will enable you to skip your period, but it causes you to need to refill your rx every three weeks.
Answered on May 31, 2017
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