Articles Tagged: birth control pills

I’m on the pill and I usually take it continuously so I don’t get a period. But this month I was going to take the placebo pills to have a period. What I’m wondering is: When do I start the hormone pills again? Right after my period ends even if there are placebo pills left? And how long after starting a new pack after my period can I have sex safely without a condom?

Congratulation for using birth control! As you know, using birth control pills “continuously” means that instead of taking the placebo pills (the different colored pills that are usually at the … read more

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Continuous Hormonal Treatment

Oral Contraceptive Pills (OCPs), the Patch, and Vaginal Ring Hormonal treatment including birth control pills, the patch, and the vaginal ring may be taken cyclically (with a week break) or … read more

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Girl taking a pillI’ve recently switched from the patch to the Pill. The first month back on the Pill, I missed a few days, so I decided to wait till the next month to start it again which made my period come early. I’ve been taking the Pill consistently now but because I took a few pills in the first row already, I am going to run out of pills and my period is going to come early. What should I do? Is it dangerous to have my period come early?

This is a great question! Many young women find it hard to remember to take the Pill (or any medicine) every day.  There are some things you can try, to … read more

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