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hi guys! i normally start my new BC packs on Sunday, and i've been doing that for about a year. i was wondering, i'm on the placebo week this week, if it would be possible for me to start a new pack early, this Friday instead of Sunday, or if that would impossible with the way birth control works. thank you for your help!
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Robin Lee
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That shouldn't hurt anything if you do it this once. The bulk of the research we have on the pill has people taking seven days worth of placebos--in other words, a seven day break from the hormonal pills--so there's not evidence to show that shortening the placebo week on a regular basis is sound practice. Does this make sense?


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