A 18-year-old member asked:
would starting my next months birth control before my period is over cause my birth control to be uneffective?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham answered
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No - it would be OK: You will still have effective contraception, you will likely just have a shorter period. Some women do an extended cycle with their ocp's by discarding the placebo pills and starting a new pack - they don't have a period at all. After 3 or 4 packs of pills, they take the placebo pills and have a period.
Answered on Feb 16, 2012
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