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A 19-year-old female asked:

I've been taking birth control pills for 7 months and my periods have been fine but this week it was light. what can this mean? i'm sexually active

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Natural variation: Small variations in menstrual bleeding are normal, even on birth control pills. Get HPV vaccine. Practice safe sex; see this site for safer sex guidelines: http://www.aids.org/topics/aids-factsheets/aids-background-information/what-is-aids/safer-sex-guidelines/

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