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What happens if you forget to take your placebo pills for a bitch control?

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If you forget to take any of the last 7 (or last 4 of a 4-pill placebo pack or last 2 of a 2-pill placebo pack) out of the 28 day pills, you won't raise your chance of pregnancy, because these pills have only inactive ingredients.

Some pill packs don’t have any placebo pills, so it's best to take all of your pills on schedule so you can stay on track.

SOURCES: 

The National Institutes of Health. 

American Cancer Society. 

CDC. 

American Academy of Family Physicians. 

Newsman, T. August 2001.  Pediatrics,

University of California School of Medicine Department of Urology. 

American College of Surgeons. 

The Cleveland Clinic. 

Contraception.net.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 08, 2018

SOURCES: 

The National Institutes of Health. 

American Cancer Society. 

CDC. 

American Academy of Family Physicians. 

Newsman, T. August 2001.  Pediatrics,

University of California School of Medicine Department of Urology. 

American College of Surgeons. 

The Cleveland Clinic. 

Contraception.net.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 08, 2018

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