How do I delay my period with OCP’s

Patient: Hi, I am using birth control and wanted to delay my period by a few days. Is it safe to skip the gap week, start and second pack and start the gap week a few days later? Or do I need to take the full second pack before starting gap week?




Doctor: You could take the first set of birth control pills and skip the placebo pills and immediately start on the next cycle o f pills in order to delay your period. I hope this helps

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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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