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Can birth control effect pregnancy in the long run?

Can birth control effect pregnancy in the long run?

IUD: In several studies, use of an intrauterine device (iud) was associated with decreased fertility. On the other hand, in rare cases, there can be conception with an iud in place. If it remains in the uterus there might be problems during the pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How long after stop taking birth control should pregnancy occur?

How long after stop taking birth control should pregnancy occur?

Soon after: It is possible to become pregnant quickly after stopping the birth control pill. If your cycle is delayed or you don't get pregnant, you should get evaluated by your gynecologist. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take birth control to prevent pregnancy?

How long is it supposed to it take birth control to prevent pregnancy?

4 to 30 days: Oral contraceptives, scientifically, take 4 doses to be effective. However, i highly recommend using backup (condoms) for the entire first cycle on the pills. This helps make sure that you are taking them correctly. Also, remember, that pills dont stop stds, so use condoms as well at all times if you are at risk. ...Read more

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How long do I have to take birth control for it to be effective to prevent against pregnancy? Does this go for every brand or birth control?

How long do I have to take birth control for it to be effective to prevent against pregnancy? Does this go for every brand or birth control?

1 cycle: To be on the safe side you should be on birth control pills for 1 cycle before you can count it to prevent pregnancy. Don't forget that it's a good idea to continue using condoms always to prevent std's. ...Read more

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I left my birth control in my purse in the car for several hours, several days, & im sure it was above 90F temp. Could it no longer prevent pregnancy?

I left my birth control in my purse in the car for several hours, several days, & im sure it was above 90F temp. Could it no longer prevent pregnancy?

BCP: Check the package insert for recommended storage temperatures, or ask your pharmacist. Also, missing pills for several days will be as much as an issue as temperature. ...Read more

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When switching to a new brand of birth control how long until I'm protected from pregnancy? Immediately or wait a month and use back up b/c.

When switching to a new brand of birth control how long until I'm protected from pregnancy? Immediately or wait a month and use back up b/c.

New pill: Typically if you switch directly to another birth control pill directly you don't have to worry about pregnancy. It is always safe though to avoid unprotected intercourse until the first period on the new pill. ...Read more

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How long does it take birth control pill to prevent pregnancy?

How long does it take birth control pill to prevent pregnancy?

One cycle.: After you finish your first month's packet your ovulation should be suppressed and the risk of pregnancy should be <1-9%. ...Read more

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Are there any long term effects of taking birth control pills? Eg. Pregnancy

Are there any long term effects of taking birth control pills? Eg. Pregnancy

No: There are no long term effects from the use of oral contraception except a reduction in ovarian cancer risk which is beneficial. Once you stop the pill, your fertility will be what it was prior to its' use and pregnancy is again possible. Quite the contrary, if you stop taking the pill or use it sporadically, unintended pregnancy risk is higher. ...Read more

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I stop my birth control pills and started taking prenatals . how long do you think before a pregnancy? I even been doing the ovulation test and have yet to ovulate

I stop my birth control pills and started taking  prenatals . how long do you think before a pregnancy? I even been doing the ovulation test and have yet to ovulate

Depends: WE can not predict how long an individual will take to get pregnant. Birth control pills are out of your system in about 7 days and then you are back to your baseline fertility ---whatever that is for you. 90% of couples are pregnant within 12 months. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more