How To Consume Birth Control Pills, Amounting To 21?
Hello. last month I took a 21 tablet pill starting from the first day of my period, then pausing for 7 days. but this month I just menstruated on the 11th day since I last took the pill. to start a new blister whether the drink still starts on the 8th day or on the 11th day huh? because I started a new blister on the 11th day (the first day of menstruation this month) and for 10 days I had sex with my husband without security. Am I avoiding pregnancy? thank you…
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Birth control pills are one of the contraceptives used by taking the pill regularly every day. This pill contains hormones that can prevent sperm cells from meeting with eggs, and is divided into two types, consisting of 21 tablets and consisting of 28 tablets. Both of these tablets are actually the same, because in the pill that contains 28 tablets, 7 of them only contain flour and sugar and do not give any effect. Made 28 tablets, one of the benefits is to prevent someone from forgetting because basically, only 21 tablets need to be taken, then stop for 7 days, but must be connected again.
Regarding your question, the actual determination of taking birth control pills with regard to the menstrual cycle is more on the first use, which is to use it on days 1-7 of the start of menstruation. The goal is to make sure you don't get pregnant while taking the pill, and also to release the time that when you have finished menstruation and are sexually active again, the contraception is working. But if you are willing to use other contraceptives such as condoms or do not want to get in touch, in fact the pill may be taken at any time.
After that for the use of the second month and so on, in a gap of 7 empty days, you may be menstruating. But even so, whether you are still menstruating or not after 7 days, you have to start taking pills that contain hormones again, and do not need to adjust to your menstrual cycle.
So in your case, because you can say you don't take it regularly because every time you start taking your pills adjust to the menstrual cycle again, then there is a possibility you are not spared from pregnancy. So if it turns out you are not pregnant this time, for the future, you no longer need to pay attention to your menstrual cycle. In essence, 21 days of pill consumption, 7 days empty, immediately connected again, regardless of menstruation or not. If you still have doubts or still feel confused, ask your obstetrician for more details. So, hopefully answering your question.