Is it safe to take the pill continuously to avoid having periods?


Yes – except for women who should not take the pill at all.  Some women would rather not have a period and they use hormonal contraception like the combined Pill or the progestogen-only pill (POP) to control their periods. However, if you have spotting (bleeding) for more than four days whilst you’re taking the pill, you are advised to have a pill free interval usually lasting four days before restarting your pill again.