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What should you do if you miss your period and forgot to take a birth control pill?

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If you miss your period and have forgotten to take one or more pills, get a pregnancy test. Many women do not have a period on low-dose birth control pills even if they don’t miss any pills. This is normal, so don’t be concerned -- but do take the test to be sure.

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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