Why are you still protected during placebo week?
Your menstrual period should occur during the placebo pills because of lack of hormones.
You are still protected from pregnancy during the placebo pills.
Continuous use pills are also available.
Are you protected after placebo week?
When you’re on the pill, it’s okay to have sex anytime, even during your period week — the week when you don’t take the pill or take placebo pills instead. As long as you’ve been taking the pill correctly and consistently, you’re protected from pregnancy even during that off week.
Can you get pregnant during placebo week of pill?
No. If you’re taking birth control correctly and consistently, then you’re protected against pregnancy all the time, including the days you take your placebo pills (period week). You can still have sex during this week without getting pregnant. Whether or not you have your period, the pill never stops working.
Are you still protected during 7 day break?
It is important that you do NOT miss more than 7 hormone pills. You need to start taking hormone pills after 7 days even if you are still bleeding, or you will not be protected against pregnancy. If you continue to have irregular bleeding, you should return to the clinic for advice.