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A 22-year-old female asked:

If i skip my sugar pills and start a new pack of birth control so i won't have a period can i still get pregnant?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
No: Skipping the pill-free (sugar pill) week will not reduce pill effectiveness, you still have contraception.
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