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This page contains information that may be helpful to share with your provider or your provider may share this with you. I am always looking to improve these materials and if you think you have found an error or something is confusing, please email me.

Continuous Birth Control Pill Use
This handout provides information about what happens with birth control pill use and explains continuous active pill use. Almost all women who do this have some spotting or irregular bleeding in the first 6 months and these guidelines give some advise about how to decrease this bleeding and manage suppression. Click Here to see a figure comparing bleeding days between women on the pill with a monthly period compared to continuous hormone pills; it takes time for bleeding to stop.

It is important to not run out of pills and sometimes a letter is needed to get insurance to pay for daily use.




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