A member asked:

Im on the birth control patch and my period has not came... my cycle is usually in the beginning of the month but it have not came.

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Dr. Brian Nguyen answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Withdrawal bleed: In order for you to have a "period," you actually have to take the birth control patch off. This means that you keep the birth control patch on weekly for three weeks and then on the 4th week where you expect a period, you don't put a patch on. By not having hormonal exposure, your body will have a period. You can also just keep a patch on every week and skip periods.

Answered 1/25/2015

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