I had a full week left but stopped so I could start my period early and start a new pack when I am done. Is this ok? Is a back-up contraceptive needed once I start the new pack? (not having sex when stopped early)
No, not really - you will need to use backup protection until you have taken 7 active tablets again.
The best thing to do would be to "skip" your period altogether. You do this by skipping your inactive tablets and starting a new packet instead. By doing this you miss your period. It is quite ok to do this for 2 consecutive cycles.
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