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i know that if you skip your placebo pills and start a new pack after three weeks, you skip your period for that month.

so, if i start a new pack a week later than supposed, does my period delay for another week?

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Hey there- welcome to Scarleteen.

Your withdrawl bleed (on the pill, you don't have a real period) should begin whenever you're on your placebo pills (or stop taking the hormonal ones).

However, please keep in mind that beginning your pack a week later than normal will most certainly compromise your level of protection, and that you should use a backup form of contraception until the pack of pills after the week-delayed one. Additionally, spotting may still be a possibility, particularly when beginning a pack mid-cycle.

I hope this has answered your question!

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