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Do you get your period if you're on the birth control pill?


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Answered 2014-06-13 19:51:52

If you are on regular Birth Control pills, you will get your period every month. However, it is safe to just skip your placebo pills and continue taking a new pack of pills (active ones) if you want to skip your period for any given month. I've done it a few times when I had to travel and I didn't have any side effects.

You still have periods every month when you are on the pill. You don't actually ovulate and have a period. But you bleed every month.

Taking the [combination] birth control pill stops your menstrual periods, for the entire time you use the pill. So, if you take the pill for 5 years, you don't have menstrual periods for 5 years.

The monthly bleeding episode pill users have is a fake period (withdrawal bleeding). The fake period is a "designer" bleeding. There's no medical/health reason for it; rather it was built-in to make pill use more acceptable to women/politicians/religious leaders of the time. How often you get a fake period depends on the pill regimen you use. For example, on the regular 3 weeks on active pills/1 week on placebo pills, you have a monthly fake period. On a 6 weeks on/1 weeks off, you have a fake period every 6 weeks, etc.

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Answered 2014-12-20 19:24:56

No, you no longer menstruate while taking hormonal birth control pills.

The combination pill works to shut-down your menstrual cycle so then you no longer ovulate, and thus you no longer menstruate. On the combination pill you experience a withdrawal bleed which is a result of the drop in hormones when going from active to inactive pills, this is meant to mimic menstruation but although it has some of the same health benefits it is not the same thing.


You can skip your withdrawal bleeds but it's not a good idea to do this too often, menstrual suppression like this can cause health problems so not something to do without consideration and consulting with your doctor.

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