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Can a kallah establish a veset kavua on the Pill before her wedding?

24 May, 2023

Question:

I have a question about vesatot and hormonal birth control.

If a woman is on hormonal contraception multiple months before her wedding, should she treat the first month that she can (or the month before her wedding) as the month in which she began hormonal treatment and then observe the same number of days of interval for her first time calculating vesatot as a married woman? Or should she only begin to calculate her veset once she gets married?

If her vesatot calculations can begin before her wedding, can/should those months be used to establish a veset kavua?

Thank you!


Answer:

A woman can establish a veset kavua based on her experience on the pill during the months leading up to the wedding. So if she has already begun bleeding at a consistent interval after her last active pill for three consecutive cycles, she would observe that day as a veset kavua once she is married.

Please feel free to get back to us with any further questions.

BHatzlacha!

For more on the topic of vesatot and hormonal contraception, please see our article and video here.


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