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Birth Control: Getting Started and Best Practices

Will I have more regular periods on birth control?

Last updated on September 1, 2020

If you’re taking a combined hormone pill, the patch, or the ring, then yes. The hormones in these types of birth control can also make your periods lighter and ease painful cramps. Some people experience mid-cycle spotting in the first few weeks or months after starting birth control, but this should cease once your body adjusts to the medication. It’s not a sign that anything is wrong, but if you’re concerned, feel free to contact us.

If you’re taking a progestin-only pill you might experience some irregularity, like mid-cycle spotting or a late period. Some women also have lighter periods or no periods at all on the progestin-only pill. These irregularities usually settle after a few months of taking the pill.

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