... their period? I just want to know if I could just take the little white "reminder" pills and if that'd be 1, safe and 2, if it'd work???
It would work, because the reason we get a period on the pill is the withdrawal from hormones, not because the inactive pills do anything. That however may not help stop the period you're trying to avoid. If you did that you would be going off schedule and that can leave you open for pregnancy. If you want to avoid a period at a certain time its best to skip the white pills when you get to them, and start a new pack right away.
The white "reminder" pills do not induce your period. They cause a withdrawal bleed because there is no active ingredient in those pills. They are "inert" meaning there is nothing in them. They are basically what is known as "sugar pills" If you are not on the Pill already, they wont do anything-you might as well eat M&M's, they'd taste better. If you are on the Pill already and you take the reminder pills out of sequence, you will open yourself up to a possible pregnancy just like "missed" pills would. Why do you want to induce a period? Are you wanting to avoid a period coming at a later time or what makes you think that you need to induce a period? Have you been missing periods? This would be helpful so I could tell you what to do.
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