A 17-year-old female asked:
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if im on sprintec and i want to get pregnant how long do i have to be off the pill to get pregnant?

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Dr. Karen Jones
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
2 cycles: For women who are on birth control pills and want to try to get pregnant i recommend stopping the pill at the end of a pill pack, and then use condoms, and after having 2 periods stop using the condoms. The 2 periods allow the lining of the uterus to become normal. The lining gets thinner while on bcp.
Answered on Apr 7, 2013
Dr. Russell Sliker
23 years experience Family Medicine
Oral contraceptives: Oral contraceptive like sprintec are very low dose and if you miss a dose you could ovulate the next day. However, once you stop taking your birth control it may take 1 to 3 months before your periods return to normal and therefor your opportunity for a successful pregnancy will be better.
Answered on Nov 10, 2015
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Dr. Mary Vanko
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ocp effectiveness./ : Miss 3 pills and you ovulate. Why do you want to be pregnant at 17? Teen moms are faced with lives of poverty; their children are likely to do poorly in school, be in street gangs and become teen parents. Before i was a physician, was a high school teacher in inner city chicago. Don't do it. Grow up first. The supreme court just approved Plan B for teen use to prevent pregnanc.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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