Can you get your period on the pill?
If you bleed when you are on the pill, you are not experiencing your monthly period. This is either withdrawal bleeding during the week you aren’t using birth control or breakthrough bleeding, which occurs while taking the pill.
What is withdrawal bleeding?
Withdrawal bleeding is common among those who use combined oral contraceptives (COCs). It occurs when you take a scheduled break, stop taking pills at all, or take placebo pills for seven days. This type of bleeding is easiest to control. It’s called withdrawal bleeding because it is induced by the withdrawal of certain hormones during the break.