Is it ok to have taken ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) l for long periods of time?

Yes. Yes, as long as you don't smoke and don't have any serious heart or blood vessels problems or severe migraines. There are many benefits to long term birth control pill use, including decreased risk of ovarian and uterine cancer, benign ovarian cysts, heavy periods. Overall it is better for your health to be on birth control pills than not to be on them.

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I've been taking ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) g for 4 months now and since I've been on it I haven't had a period. Is that normal?

It may or may not be. Within the first months of birth control, changes in your bleeding volume and frequency, including non-standard times or no bleeding at all, may occur. It is hard to know if it is the drug – it may or may not be – especially if this is the first time you're taking Ovral (ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel) specifically or birth control general and you do not yet know the way your body responds. May consider a pregnancy test. Read more...