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A 20-year-old female asked:

i was on lo loestrin fe birth control for almost a year. how long will it take to get out of my system to start trying to conceive?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
7 days: Birth control pills are out of your system about 7 days after taking them regardless of how long you have been on them. You could be on them for one month or 10 years and it still would not affect your long term fertility
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
One month: Once you stop taking the hormones,they immediately " stop working" so to speak. You may resume a normal cycle and ovulate within the next month. We would not consider you infertile unless you tried for a year after going off the pill and were unable to get pregnant.
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Right away: You regain your fertility right away when you go off you oral contraceptives.

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