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A 19-year-old female asked:

I just started birth control pills. i want to skip the placebo pills. no period for two months now.can i still skip the placebo pills for this month?

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Dr. Roger Duvivier
A Verified Doctoranswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 49 years experience
You may skip the placebo pills this month and skip them for at least 90 days and possibly longer. Do ask your male partner (s) to use condoms too.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Why does my obygn dr not want me to skip the placebo week and go straight to the active pills in my birth control packs to avoid getting periods?
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Last updated Mar 8, 2021

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