I have been taking Ava (the pill) for years now. Recently I decided to skip my sugar pills and go straight onto my next set of hormone pills, meaning I didn't have my period as usual. After this 3 week set I took my period, and apart from being light, everything was fine. I am just wondering, what my protection rates are now seen as I haven't taken hormone pills in 7 days and because I have 'messed up' my regular cycle.