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Tell me about stopping your period with continuous birth control pill use?

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Dr. Yashica Robinson White
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Not a problem

Normally, the lining of the uterus thickens monthly in preparation for pregnancy.
When u don't get pregnant, the hormone level drops & "signals" the uterus 2 slough the lining. With continuous pills, u take an active hormone pill daily. U take the placebo (hormone free)pills once every 3 mos. The drop in hormone level "signals" for a letdown bleed or period. U can think of it as tricking the body!

In brief: Not a problem

Normally, the lining of the uterus thickens monthly in preparation for pregnancy.
When u don't get pregnant, the hormone level drops & "signals" the uterus 2 slough the lining. With continuous pills, u take an active hormone pill daily. U take the placebo (hormone free)pills once every 3 mos. The drop in hormone level "signals" for a letdown bleed or period. U can think of it as tricking the body!
Dr. Yashica Robinson White
Dr. Yashica Robinson White
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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It's safe

Periods while you're on the pill aren't real periods.
With ocps (oral contraceptive pills) the lining of the uterus is thinned so there is no build-up of tissue that needs to come out. With continuous use, there is no additional delay in getting pregnant beyond the usual for ocps.

In brief: It's safe

Periods while you're on the pill aren't real periods.
With ocps (oral contraceptive pills) the lining of the uterus is thinned so there is no build-up of tissue that needs to come out. With continuous use, there is no additional delay in getting pregnant beyond the usual for ocps.
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Dr. Sheila Goodman
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