28th November 2019


Are you protected on the 7 day break from the pill?

Whether you take placebo pills or simply wait 7 days to start the next pack, the 7-day break from hormones triggers monthly bleeding that mimics a woman's menstrual period. Women are still protected from pregnancy during this time as long as they have taken all the active pills consistently and correctly.

Also asked, is the pill 100% effective?

This means that less than 1 in 100 women taking it in one year will get pregnant. The progestogen-only pill (POP) is slightly less effective because it contains less hormones. However, it is still effective in preventing pregnancy in 99% of cases per year, if taken correctly.

How effective is the pill if taken correctly?

Birth control is a way for men and women to prevent pregnancy. There are many different methods of birth control, including hormonal contraception such as "the pill." Women take the pill by mouth to prevent pregnancy, and, when taken correctly, it is up to 99.9% effective.
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