Skip Periods With Birth Control (Video)

Expert explains how women can safely skip periods

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Patients often have questions whether they are able to, and whether it is safe to skip their period by continually taking hormonal birth control.

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Colleen Raymond, MD, OB/GYN at Cleveland Clinic, answers this and provides insight about the effects of taking hormonal birth control pills without stopping the hormones (i.e. skipping over the placebo pills). She says, with some important caveats, that you may be able to safely keep the lining of the uterus thin by taking birth control continually.

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