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While taking birth control why do they say to skip the sugar pills?

I usually like taking them straight through only bc that way I won't forget my pills it is an everyday thing for me to help remember.


Asked by Anonymous at 8:22 PM on May. 2, 2010 in Health

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  • It's ok to skip the sugar pills because they don't contain any hormones. They are just placeholders to keep you on schedule so you remember which day you're on. Take them or don't take them, because it won't screw with your health one way or the other. :)

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:27 PM on May. 2, 2010

  • People skip them and start a new pack right away so they don't have a period.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:16 AM on May. 3, 2010

  • I've never taken the sugar pills but never had a problem remembering to start again on the following Sunday. But some people need the daily schedule to remember to take their pills.

    Answer by FrogSalad at 10:25 AM on May. 3, 2010