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Amyyy
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Hiya, So I'm on the combined 21 day pill ovranette, and basically my question is, could I postpone my period by not taking the week out from my pill? My lease is nearly up for my house in collage, so that means I'll be moving back home for summer. My boyfriend and I were planning on making the most of the house before summer, cos during summer there wont be any need for me to be on the pill. The only problem is, that my period is due on the last week of my lease. If I didnt take the week out and just skipped on to the next pack will that postpone my period? I don't mind if my cycle gets messed up, cos I'll stop taking the pill in a few weeks nyways ..

Thanks again for your time ..x

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Generally with this, so long as someone is over 18 (no studies have been done on menstrual suppression for those under 18, so we have no idea if it poses serious health risks or not), and their healthcare provider doesn't see anything in their health history to suggest it's a bad idea, it's something that is likely okay for people to do, especially when it's only every now and then.

Mind, I'll always put in a vote that my hope is that any of us are in sexual relationships where having periods doesn't have to be a barrier to sexual activity we want, but I know the reality is that that's just not the case for some folks.

So, yes, you can skip your placebos and move right into the new pack per the caveats above. Whether or not you'll still get your withdrawal bleed, though, is up for grabs. Sometimes skipping placebos does mean not getting it, sometimes it shows up all the same.

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Thank you.

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