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Haughton, LA
A 18-year-old female asked:

I'm using the xulane birth control patch and my period is late. i am sexually active with my boyfriend and i took a test on the 18th and it came back negative. i have still yet to have a period. is there anyway you can help me know what's going on?

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Dr. Charles Whiting
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Pregnancy test: The Xulane patch is replaced weekly for 3 weeks (21 total days). The fourth week is drug free. If you have been taking it correctly, you should have a period during the free week. If you didn't, you need a pregnancy test. Some women will stop having periods on the patch but you can't assume this. Best wishes!
Last updated Nov 29, 2015

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