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A 20-year-old female asked:

Hello, i am on the mini pill, micronor, (norethindrone) if i were to miss once pill and induce a period would this confirm i am not pregnant? thankyou

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
You would need to miss about 5 - 7 pills to induce a period flow. A urine pregnancy test would be quicker and safer than skipping pills.
Dr. Padmashri Rastogi
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Do you want to do pregnancy test instead? Interrupting contraception will make you vulnerable for pregnancy. In general, oral contraceptives when taken regularly have >97% success rate. Please do not worry, Your Ob/Gyn can give more assurance and advice. Hope it helps.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Please see your Gynecologist for a thorough examination and recommendations. If you are not confident in your Doctor please see another for a second opinion.

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