Hello, my last doctor told me that it was ok to skip the placebo pills in my birth control. I have been doing this for about a year now. I was wondering however if skipping placebo pills increases my chances of getting pregnant while on the pill? Thank you.
No, it doesn't increase your risk of getting pregnant, but it is not clear what the potential health effects are of no menstrual period for such an extended time. Most clinicians recommend having a period at least once a year, although this issue has become a controversial area of women's health care. Talk to your prescribing doctor or you are welcome to have a free consultation with one of our women's practitioners about what may be best for you.