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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can taking the pill whilst on my period stop my menstrual flow?

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 41 years experience
Probably not: Taking birth control pills in the ususal prescribed manner while on your period will not stop menstrual flow. The pill can be used to prevent menstrual flow when taken continuously.
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