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How does birth control pills affect fertility?

07 Jun, 2017

Many women have avoided conceiving a baby until they have felt the need to become mums.

In most cases, women resort to contraception. Regarding oral contraceptives, specialists confirm that they do not affect fertility in any way.
Women also use contraception to regulate their menstrual cycles.
Contraceptives can reduce both the risk of an ectopic pregnancy and of several types of cancer (ovarian, uterine, etc.). They influence the symptoms of endometriosis by suppressing its processes.
Of course, the level of fertility is not the same as before using contraceptive pills, but it is relatively restored after quitting the birth control pill.
Studies show that 80% of women managed to conceive a child within one after deciding to stop using the pills.

However, what does affect fertility?

It is related to age, weight, medical problems and other less explained causes.
Currently, contraceptives do not lead to infertility and contain a very low dose of estrogen (35-30-20 mcg estrogen).

Moreover, they increase the iron level, which is very important during pregnancy.

A study in the field based on 8,497 planned pregnancies, proved that oral contraception makes it easier to conceive a child.