The chances are, if you take the pill as your preferred method of contraception, you will have double-backed (taken a couple of pill packs back-to-back) at some point, in order to avoid having a period.
However, there is lots of speculation about whether it is safe, whether it affects your contraception, and whether it has any impact in the long term (for example, on your fertility). To clear this up and answer the key questions, Cosmopolitan asked London Doctors Clinic founder and CEO, Dr Seth Rankin, exactly what happens when you double-back your pill.
The article covers all areas:
- What happens inside your body when you take two packs of the pill back-to-back?
- Will taking back-to-back packs of pills affect your fertility in the long term?
- What happens to the womb lining when you don’t let yourself have a period?
- How might the continuous influx of hormones affect your skin?
- How does it affect your hair?
- What about your mood?
- Can it affect your weight?
- So, is it safe to double back your pill?
- And what happens if you do it for consecutive months?