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I'm currently on yasmin birth control and have been consistantly taking the pills everyday since June. I guess I miscalculated at the beginning, and now I'm scheduled to have my period on my wedding week/day. Could I just go straight into another pill pack and skip the period that would start on my wedding week? If so, when will I have that period that I skipped? Can i skip two months of periods in a row, like skip the november period and also keep taking the next pill pack and skip december too?
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What we suggest -- esp. for young women, since no studies have been done on long-term effects of menstrual suppression for young women -- is just checking with your doctor first.

For adult women, the data we have so far suggests that so long as a woman has four periods a year, unless taking those extra hormones poses a specific health risk (as in, you're someone with blood clot issues, etc.), suppressing sometimes with hormonal BC is not known to be unhealthy.

Just know it doesn't always work, either. In other words, you may still get your withdrawal bleed anyway, and/or may have breakthrough bleeding mid-cycle.

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