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A 19-year-old female asked:

4 weeks ago i missed 2 birth control pills in a week ever since then i have had a light period and i have been sexually active during this time?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Breakthrough bleed : Breakthrough bleeding is common but not normal therefore there is no normal time for it to last. When you skip pills you trigger bleeding. The birth control pills will regulate eventually. Consider another birth control method if remembering to take your pill is hard.

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