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Any birth control pill to delay periods and avoid pregnancy?

Hi, I am going on a cruise on the 29th with my fiancé I have never taken any form of birth control but this time i want to take a birth control that ll protect me from becoming pregnant and delay my period. I will be going on friday to ask whats my best choice friday makes 21 days to my cruise date. What can i do? Is there something to delay my period during this time frame, by the way i usually get my period on the first of every moth. PLEASE HELP
Asked On : Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

There is medication that can be used to delay your periods. One of the most commonly used medications to delay periods is norethisterone.

This is a progesterone.

It is started 3 to 4 days before the period is due and continued for up to 2 weeks or so until you want to have a period.
Your period will start 2 to 3 days after stopping it.

It will also have a contraceptive effect.

I hope this helps
Answered: Wed, 7 Aug 2013
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