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    curiousss
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    Hi Nurse Nettie,

    I’ve been taking the pill for a few years now for contraception and an awesome side effect is that its helped with my period pain.

    Now I never want to have my period! So I’ve continuously been skipping it…

    I’m wondering is this safe to do to my body and contraceptive wise? Or should I be at least having a couple of periods a year?

    Anyone else out there skip their periods often?

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    Nurse_NettieNurse_Nettie
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    Hi @curious, thanks for your question! yes, it’s generally considered safe to only take the active pills & skip your periods, however this is based on research only looking at 12 months continuous use. If you want to skip your period more long term, you might want to consider one of the LARC methods like Mirena IUD, depo injection or the implant instead. These have less hormone, are longer acting, and make periods much lighter or stop them altogether.

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    curiousss
    Moderator

    I haven’t considered LARC methods much! Thanks for the info i’ll look into it.

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