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i missed my birth control and i got my period, will i have it again on the date i was orgianally supposed to?

It’s possible that this month you won’t get your period when you expect it. It may come, but it may not. It may be lighter than usual or just a little spotting. Missing one or more birth control pills or making a mistake with the ring or the patch can throw your cycle off for a month or two. The important thing to do is to continue using your method as usual, and start the next pack on time, even if your period doesn’t come during that week.

Depending on what kind of birth control you use, when you missed it, and for how long, you may need to use a condom or avoid having sex for up to a week afterward. Find out more about birth control methods and what to do if you make a mistake.

If you had sex after missing some birth control, you may want to take a pregnancy test if you don’t get your period when you’d expect it.

-Emily at Planned Parenthood

Tags: birth control, periods, the patch, the pill, the ring