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Is birth control less effective the week of your period?

Is birth control less effective the week of your period?

No: Most birth control methods have 21-24 days of hormones to suppress ovulation & the week that someone is on their period is the time that no hormones are present in the birth control. You do not release eggs during this time. Menstrual blood is a sign that your hormones are dropping and no longer supporting the lining of the uterus.It would be rare for someone to get pregnant during their period. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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Is birth control pill still effective if you get your period at a time other than the placebo week?

Is birth control pill still effective if you get your period at a time other than the placebo week?

Breakthrough bleedin: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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If you start your period one day before sugar pills, does that mean your birth control is not as effective? Been on pill for 9mths.

No: It's called breakthrough bleeding. It's a side effect, and does not mean that your birth control is not effective. If it happens repeatedly, you might wish to switch to a different pill. ...Read more

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How soon is the birth control pill Reclipsen effective after your period? (How soon into the new pack)

Starting BCP: Birth control pills should be taken a full cycle before they are considered to be effective. In the first month, you should also use an alternative form of contraception (condom). ...Read more

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Is it normal to be on your period for over a week when first starting birth control?

Is it normal to be on your period for over a week when first starting birth control?

Period: Yes your body needs time to adjust to the hormones in the birth control pill. You may notice some spotting during the first three months. After this you should settle down. Take care! ...Read more

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Having your period for almost 2 weeks after the start of birth control. is that normal?

Having your period for almost 2 weeks after the start of birth control. is that normal?

Reassurance: Yes , it happens that first month after starting birth control your body undergo the changes and period changed as well. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more


Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more