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A 26-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to push back my period 1 week for vacation using 3 month birth control (seasonale) the same way others do with 28 day oral contraceptives?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is safe, but you might start spotting in the delayed week.
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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 51 years experience
Use of 3 month BCP: There is no harm in pushing back your period one week when using seasonale the same way that one can skip the last 7 pills and start a second month of the 28 day pill to delay their period.
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Last updated Jul 30, 2014

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