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A 21-year-old member asked:

are you protected if u take 84 days of continuous birth control then take a week off and have sex that week?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Asked and Answered: Your question has already been graciously and accurately answered.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Yes as long as: not off active for more than 7 days,

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A 21-year-old member asked:

taking birth control continuously packet after packet of active pills w no break, is it okay to have sex on a seven day break? are you protected?

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Yes: Use barrier methods if STDs are a concern. Jsut wondering, if you are using the active pills, back to back, how do you have the 7 day pill free duration?

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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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