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How healthy is it to skip the placebo week of birth control and start a brand new pack instead?

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Andrea Knittel
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Doesn't matter

The bleeding that happens in between packs of birth control pills is what is called a withdrawal bleed, and it only happens because of the break in hormones, not because it is necessary.
The pills themselves cause the lining of the uterus, the endometrium, to thin out, and so there is relatively little endometrium present and no need to empty or clean the uterus.

In brief: Doesn't matter

The bleeding that happens in between packs of birth control pills is what is called a withdrawal bleed, and it only happens because of the break in hormones, not because it is necessary.
The pills themselves cause the lining of the uterus, the endometrium, to thin out, and so there is relatively little endometrium present and no need to empty or clean the uterus.
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