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Pregnacy after long term use of contraceptive pills

Patient: Can taking the contraceptive pill for a long period of time (say 10 yrs) affect your fertility and ability to concieve in the future?

 

 

Doctor: Taking contraceptive pills for such a long time won’t cause infertility but could delay for a few cycles the ability to o conceive.After such a long time of taking artificial hormones, your body might need time to start its natural production again. In a minor quantity of women, after stopping their contraceptives, their ability to become pregnant occurs after more than one but less than 6 cycles. However, most women become pregnant as soon as they stop their contraceptive pills.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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