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A 27-year-old female asked:

started birth control two weeks in to cycle. will i skip next period? are pills effective two weeks in?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Efficacy: Birth control pills only become effective after you have completed 1 complete pack of pills. Please do not be careless. Use condoms and foam during the first month of BC pills.
Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Birth CP: You may skip next cycle or it may be lighter than usual. It varies with each individual and each type of pill. It is important to complete a full cycle with back up contraception for one full pill cycle.

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