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Mariel
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I was always wondering how bc pills are at their maximum effectiveness even when you are not ingesting hormones for an entire week? I take my pills regularly every night, but for some reason I feel like I'm 'starting over' every new pack of birth control pills- is this the case, or can I assume that since I've been taking them regularly for months that I am protected regardless of the week? I'm sorry, I just am confused as to how this works!
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Heather
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No trouble. [Smile] We ask in the guidelines for users to please do a search of the site before posting questions. If you tried, you should have found this, which explains that for you: http://www.scarleteen.com/article/advice/how_do_birth_control_pills_really_work_even_during_the_placebo_period

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