Delay a period

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There are many reasons why a woman may wish to delay a period- a special occasion, a holiday or an important examination. Whilst no method offers guaranteed success, there are a few options which may be useful. Some women may decide to run their contraceptive pill packs back to back, skipping the inactive or “sugar” pills. Other women may prefer to take a course of progestogen hormone medications,  such as Norethisterone- usually, these must be started several days before the period is due, and continued until it is more convenient to have a period.