Is it safe to keep skipping the one week break?


#1

The best thing about taking the pill is I can skip periods and take my next packet straight away - @Dr_Paula it is safe to keep doing this?


#2

Not a doctor but my girlfriend is prescribed the pill to stop her period entirely for health reason, and the doctor told her to take in continuously without taking a break so I think it’s safe!


#3

Many thanks Linde and Erin. Yes, this is correct the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health Care guidance states that is is fine to take the pill continuously. This is an alternative that is increasingly offered to everyone starting the pill. Some people find that if they take it continuously for some time they develop spot bleeding. In this case, if it is more than 3 months since they started the pill then it might be helpful to stop for 4 days and then re-start.
Paula