Pregnancy

How does the pill affect fertility?


The use of oral contraceptives not only does not affect fertility, but it could increase it.

There has always been the idea that women who have taken the contraceptive pill for a long time are less likely to conceive, and that after stopping it it takes a long time to get pregnant. Now a new study from Brunel University, in the UK, it shows that women who have taken oral contraceptives for at least five years are able to conceive as easily as those who never took them. And they are even more likely to get pregnant within six months to a year after stopping birth control.
After taking the last pill, hormone levels drop immediately, allowing women to return to normal fertility levels immediately.
The study results reinforce the many other benefits of oral contraceptives such as protection against pelvic infections, a lower risk of ovarian and endometrial cancer, and lower rates of anemia.
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