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Can oral birth control pills permanently affect a womans fertility after stopping it? My wife still hasn't had a normal period months after stopping.

No, not at all. The oral contraceptive pills will not change your fertility as this is an old myth from the days when the higher dose pills were used extensively. Patients who had irregular anovulatory menstrual flows were often placed on the pill to "regulate" their cycles as young women. Then when it was stopped to get pregnant,, their periods went back to their previous irregularity and the pill was "blamed". Read more...

Will male fertility drugs cause pregnancy in a female taking birth control pills?

Birth Control Pill. If your partner is taking a low dose birth control pill, or misses several pills, there may not be enough hormone to suppress ovulation and she can get pregnant whether you are taking male fertility drugs or not. Still, if you are taking male fertility supplements, it suggests you may have a low sperm count and that reduces the chance of her conceiving. You should get semen analysis to find out. Read more...

Do birth control pills stop your fertility immediately?

If timing is right. Birth control pills work in the first cycle you take them as long as 1. You start at the right time in your cycle and 2. You don't miss pills. In the past women were told to start pills on the first sunday after her period starts (to avoid periods on the weekend). It makes more sense to start on day 4 - count the first day of your period as day 1. If you start after day 5 use condoms the 1st month. Read more...
BCP stop fertility. If you start bcp's at the beginning of your menses it is most unlikely that you won't ovulate that cycle. Because there is a 5-10% chance that you may still ovulate the first cycle it is wise to use a backup contraceptive like foam and condoms the first month. Read more...

Will using birth control pills now improve chances of fertility later?

Won't help fertility. If your periods are regular pills won't help you conceive - they're designed to prevent pregnancy! if you have irregular cycles birth control pills regulate your bleeding but don't help you ovulate (release an egg) or help you get pregnant, for example if you have an ovulation disorder like polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos). If you're ttc at 41 see a reproductive endocrinology and infertility md. Read more...
Not really. To be completely honest, at 41 the chance of pregnancy is low to begin with solely based on age related decline in fertility. You should see what your ovarian reserve (egg quantity) is and plan from there. Read more...

I'm on birth control pills, is it ok to have unprotected sex on the last fertile day of my fertile week?

On the pill? A woman on birth control pills, taking them properly, and beyond her first pack of pills... has no fertile day and has no fertile week. She is not fertile when on birth control pills. That means she has protection against pregnancy every day, regardless of where she is in her pill pack. However, adding condoms can protect against some STD diseases, and may decrease vaginal odor or discharge. Read more...