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Hi I've been on Birth Control for about 2 months. I am on Norgestim-eth Estrad Triphasic, I was put on it because I have an extremely irregular period so that was suppose to regulate it. However, me and my boyfriend wanted to actually have sex now without condoms but I am still scared I can come out pregnant. For the simple fact that sometimes my pill is taken maybe 4-5 mins late then it's suppose to be taken (idk if that makes any difference) and there was also two times I took it hours late because I wasn't home, but ended up taking it as soon as I got home. I'm not sure if that has such an affect but I wanna be sure. I just got off my period last week Thursday. But i hear the pill prevents ovulation? Is that true? I also have one more question.. I am going on vacation in August and I'll be due for a period I don't want my period while on vacation so my mom tells me to stop taking them now and start active pills around my cruise so I won't have it.. But if I stop now I can't have sex with my boyfriend this week.. Not sure what to do. Please help.

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Thanks for posting your query at
You have been quite regular with the pill.
A slip of a couple of hours now and then makes no difference as long as you have not actually missed any pills.
So yes, you are protected, and you can definitely start having unprotected sex, without any fear of pregnancy.
If you stop taking the pills now, you will lose protection, and have irregular cycles again.
If you wish to skip your period, there is a very simple way.
Just avoid taking the inactive pills.
As long as you are on active pills of the pack ( continue the next pack back to back without taking the inactive hormone free pills of the earlier pack ), you will not have a period.
Hope that was clear enough ?
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Take care.

Patient replied :

Okay thank you so much! Really makes me feel better. One more question lets just say I stop taking my pills on July 6 usually I get my period around the middle of the month so will I still get it? And if not can it just stay that way till after my vacation and after vacation I start a new pack?

Thank you for the appreciation.
Once you stop the pills, you would get your next period as expected.
But since you have irregular periods, there is really no way of saying how the cycle would behave once you get off the pills.
I hope you understand that.

Patient replied :

Thank you so much!

Am I able to write you whenever I have questions?

This consult will be open for a month, you can post one more follow-up when you have.

Patient replied :

Hello Doctor,
Quick follow up question.. Yesterday I had unprotected sex.
Is it safe that I stop taking my birth control pills now?
I'm not sure if i start to ovulate as soon as i stop taking them, just want to make sure it's safe for me to stop.


To stay protected, never stop a pill pack midway.
Stop when the pack is over, and you are protected until your next period.

Dr. Aarti Vazirani
Category: Infertility Specialist
Residency: Obstetrics & Gynecolog, BJMC,Civil hospital, Ahmedabad, 2008
Post Graduate: MS (Obstetrics & Gynecology), B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, 2008
Medical School: MBBS, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, 2004
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