Facebook Pixel

Would withdrawel bleeding during placebo week on birth control mean you're not pregnant?

By March 23, 2015 - 9:37am
Rate This

Add a Comment1 Comments


Hello Meggyrshee,

Yes. During the fourth week of the menstrual cycle, women take birth control pills that do not contain active hormone.
This is the time when they experience bleeding. This monthly bleeding is not a “true” period. Instead, this is withdrawal bleeding. It is the the body’s reaction to not having the hormones it gets the other three weeks of the cycle.


March 23, 2015 - 9:57am
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Birth Control

Get Email Updates

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!