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North Branch, MN
A female asked:

If you are on your birth control reminder pills(when you get your period) and you don't take them, could you get pregnant?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ronan Monsef
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: As long as you take the regular dosage pills as scheduled and start your next pack at the right time.
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Dr. Tricia Wright
28 years experience
They're placebo: There's no active hormone in those pills, so they don't act to prevent pregnancy. However, taking a pill every day helps people to remember to take them consistently which is the best thing to do to prevent pregnancy.
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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