A 39-year-old member asked:
Sometimes i skip inactive pills when taking birth control. what are the effects of this?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
OK: It is common (and safe and effective) to have an extended cycle with oral contraceptives. There are no negative effects for doing this. Some women will experience breakthrough bleeding, but for most they just avoid unnecessary bleeding.
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Last updated Aug 12, 2017
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