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can you ovulate on birth control

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on the BC: If you have a hormonal IUD, implant or take the pill properly you don't. If you have a copper IUD, use condoms or miss enough doses of the pill you li ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes, but: If used properly it'll only be around 2% of the time.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Birth control: The whole idea of birth control is to prevent ovulation. If you skip some days then certainly you can ovulate.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
BCP: On mini pill progesterone only you can ovulate. The combination pills should prevent ovulation but they must be take nreguarly. https://www.mayocli ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not ovulation: If you are a "perfect pill user" and taking it everyday then ovulation is extremely unlikely.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
? trust issue ?: You imply that you expect us to lie. Nice opening. Some forms of birth control do not prevent ovulation.Condoms, IUD's, foam, morning after pills, etc ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syal answered
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: You can ovulate while taking bc pills.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
Not sure your ?: Topamax (topiramate) can lower the effectiveness of some contraceptives particularly the ones that suppress ovulation. You need to discuss your concer ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Hormones: When you take the last pills in the monthly pack they do not contain the same amount of hormone that the others do and therefore your body responds to ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Depends: It depends on the specific birth control you are using. You did not share this with us. But, even birth control that allows you to ovulate is designe ... Read More
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