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magnolia18
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I am 21 days into my first pack of birth control pills and haven't missed any, yay! However, I am a little confused about the seven placebo pills... Am I still protected against pregnancy while taking them, even though they don't contain any hormones?
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Kachina
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Yep. That is when you get your withdrawal bleed. (You're "period" while on the pill.)

How do birth control pills really work, even during the placebo period?

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