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Why would a person want to take a continuous or extended dose birth control pill?

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Dr. Richard Chudacoff
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: To avoid menses

The 'period' you have on birth control pills or NuvaRing is a chemical period, because the Progesterone and estrogen are removed.
It is not a 'real' period. The Progesterone does not allow the lining to thicken, hence preventing uterine cancer. There is no reason to have a period on birth control pills, unless they are specifically used for cycle control.

In brief: To avoid menses

The 'period' you have on birth control pills or NuvaRing is a chemical period, because the Progesterone and estrogen are removed.
It is not a 'real' period. The Progesterone does not allow the lining to thicken, hence preventing uterine cancer. There is no reason to have a period on birth control pills, unless they are specifically used for cycle control.
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