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can i skip the last week of my estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe birth control pills?

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Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Yes: The last week in the estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) pill pack does not contain hormones. These are the placebo pills, they do however, contain iron . Which is good for you, .
Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Yes if it's a 28 day: 28 day packs have the last 7 days which are non hormonal and not needed for birth control or cycle control. They do have some iron which can be good for you for other reasons.

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