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Does birth control cause infertility after you stop taking it?

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Dr. Michael Fox
Fertility Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely no

Myth: have to wait after birth control is stopped before trying to get pregnant.
The best most fertile cycle for most is the first one off birth control. We use birth control lead in to all our fertility treatment cycles! overall the effects of long term use of birth control is to preserve and enhance fertility.

In brief: Absolutely no

Myth: have to wait after birth control is stopped before trying to get pregnant.
The best most fertile cycle for most is the first one off birth control. We use birth control lead in to all our fertility treatment cycles! overall the effects of long term use of birth control is to preserve and enhance fertility.
Dr. Michael Fox
Dr. Michael Fox
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Dr. Terence Lee
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

After you stop birth control pills, you fertility will return to normal within 1-3 months.
If you are sure you don't want to be pregnant for the next 2 years, taking bcp's might actually help preserve your fertility (in indirect ways, such as preventing cysts and preventing the need for surgery to address cysts, for example).

In brief: No

After you stop birth control pills, you fertility will return to normal within 1-3 months.
If you are sure you don't want to be pregnant for the next 2 years, taking bcp's might actually help preserve your fertility (in indirect ways, such as preventing cysts and preventing the need for surgery to address cysts, for example).
Dr. Terence Lee
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Not at all.

After stopping any method you will return to whatever fertility level you had before.
With pills, the patch, the nuvaring, and iuds fertility returns in about one week. The depo shot can take several months.

In brief: Not at all.

After stopping any method you will return to whatever fertility level you had before.
With pills, the patch, the nuvaring, and iuds fertility returns in about one week. The depo shot can take several months.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Dr. Jeff Livingston
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