What happens if I stop my birth control for a month? - BASHH

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What happens if I stop my birth control for a month?

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I have been taking the combined pill (rigevidon) for almost 2 years and forgot to take it with me on holiday. Is it ok for me to stop taking it and start again when I am home in a month? Is this dangerous in any way? Thanks

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Of course this is safe. If you begin on any day later than day five of your cycle (after period starts ) you need to wait 7 days before you are fully protected. If you start days 1-5 you are protected straight away. Remember to use alternative contraception until you are able to get your pills again. If you are in the UK a pharmacist may be able.to issue you an emergency supply.

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