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A 21-year-old member asked:

I don't get my period on continuous method of birth control..so everytime i have sex should i take a pregnancy test?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No: There is no reason to take a pregnancy test if you are continuous birth control and take them daily.
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Last updated Mar 15, 2014

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