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I’m on birth control and am currently on my placebo week.

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I’m on birth control...

I’m on birth control and am currently on my placebo week. Despite being on placebo week, my period still doesn’t occur normally until Thursday. My boyfriend and I had sex and am wondering if I am protected although I am currently taking the placebo pills.

Doctor's Assistant: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?

No, and very regular.

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Hello from JustAnswer. This is Dr. Love.

Yes, you are as protected during the week of placebo pills as you are during the first three weeks, even if you are not having a period on the day of the placebo pill week on which you have sex. The protection of birth control pills is effective throughout the entire month of taking the pills.

Birth control pills are not 100% protection at any point in time, but when taken consistently, they offer better than 99% protection throughout the entire month.

If I can provide any additional information, please let me know.

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