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DO BIRTH CONTROL Pills cause infertility?


Birth control pills are one of the most commonly used contraceptive methods. One of the known misconceptions about birth control pills is that it causes infertility after quitting. However, contrary to what is known, no contraceptive method causes infertility.



What are birth control pills?


Birth control pills are drugs that contain various doses of estrogen and progesterone hormones and act by preventing ovulation. In addition, it has effects such as thinning the lining of the uterus (endometrium) and making it unsuitable for pregnancy, preventing the progression of sperm by thickening the cervix (cervical mucus), and preventing the sperm and egg from meeting by disrupting the movements of the tubes.


How are birth control pills used?


It is started to be used in the first 5 days of menstruation, drunk for 21 days and interrupted for 7 days. On the eighth day, it is necessary to switch to the new box. Some birth control pills contain 28 tablets, which are started to be used in the first 5 days of menstruation and one should be used every day without a break. It is important to take it at about the same time every day. It should be kept in mind that intermediate staining may occur in the first 3-6 months. It is not suitable for use in cases of vascular occlusion, known or suspected breast cancer, liver dysfunction, undiagnosed vaginal bleeding and smoking over 35 years of age.


Infertility (What is Infertility?)


Infertility is the inability of couples to conceive despite 1 year of regular sexual intercourse. Approximately 8-10% of couples have infertility problems. A one-year regular intercourse period may not be expected in women over the age of 35, 6 months of regular intercourse is sufficient.


Do Birth Control Methods Cause Infertility?


Contrary to what is known, no contraceptive method, including birth control pills, does not cause infertility.

Return of fertility may be delayed by 6-9 months after hormone injections performed every 3 months for protection purposes. After cessation of birth control pills, fertility usually returns in the first month, but this period may be delayed by 1-3 months in long-term use.

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