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Contraceptive pills

By Anonymous January 7, 2019 - 11:51am
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Hi! I would like to ask if its possible to get pregnant while on pills. I have been using Microgynon for over a year now and every now and then, I stop my period by not taking the placebo and starting a new pack immediately. But its not often. When I decide that I want to have a period, I take the placebo and in two days, I get a bleeding. Im just a little concern now because last month I stopped my period but this month, im already in my 3rd placebo pill but still not get my period. I sometimes dont take the pills at the same time but I make sure that I take it everyday. Any advise please. Thanks

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing!

It's fine to not use the placebo pills and take birth control pills every day, to avoid periods. You are also covered if you do decide to take a "break" week and then get your period. Your risk of pregnancy, when you take your pills every day, is less than 1%.

I would not worry about being a day late just yet. You can take a test to ease your mind but your breakthrough bleeding should come along within a couple of days. Bear in mind, some women begin to skip periods altogether after about one year of taking birth control pills, even if they take the placebo break every month.


January 7, 2019 - 3:29pm
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Anonymous (reply to SusanC)

Thank you for your response. You are right, I should not be worried. Just this afternoon when I went to the bathroom, "she" is there.

January 7, 2019 - 8:47pm
HERWriter Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Hi again
Good to know. We're always here for additional questions about health and wellness.

January 8, 2019 - 5:31am
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