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If you start a birth control pack late, will that make your period late I am on first pack and forgot.?

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Andrea Knittel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Add condoms

You will have a period when you take the placebo pills (often a different color) or when you stop taking pills for a week, depending on the brand of pills you use.
If you start a new pack few days late, take a pill as soon as you remember, and use a back-up method (like condoms) for at least seven days. If you have a hard time remembering, talk to your doctor about other options.

In brief: Add condoms

You will have a period when you take the placebo pills (often a different color) or when you stop taking pills for a week, depending on the brand of pills you use.
If you start a new pack few days late, take a pill as soon as you remember, and use a back-up method (like condoms) for at least seven days. If you have a hard time remembering, talk to your doctor about other options.
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