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What do you do if you accidentally threw away your birth control pills a week early and is it ok to start your new pack this Sunday as you normally would or do you need to wait until your next cycle?

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2005-11-04 18:36:26
2005-11-04 18:36:26

Start your new pack immediately. You can start the next pack the minute you realize the rest of your pill pack has been skipped. You probably won't get a period until the inert pills at the end of the next pack--that's normal. If you skip an entire month of pills, you will be left unprotected. If you start the next pack a week late, like your questions implies, use a backup method for a week.

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