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It is possible to user normal monthly birth control pills to have fewer periods, by skipping the placebo week and starting a new pack?
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In brief: Yes
If you skip the placebo pills in a pack of birth control pills and go straight to the active pills in the next pack, you shouldn't have a period.

In brief: Yes
If you skip the placebo pills in a pack of birth control pills and go straight to the active pills in the next pack, you shouldn't have a period.
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
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Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Perfectly safe - Seasonale & Seasoniqe, 2 different birth control pills that promise "Only 4 periods a year" do just this, using formulations of pills currently availible in monthly packs as well. The currrent preference is for a period every 3 months as a minimum, but that's based on women who are NOT suppressing their cycles with pills; there's no data for how long if you are.
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