Contraceptive pill use does not reduce fertility

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Contraception is necessary for planned parenthood and for many women the Pill is the preferred option. However, there are misperceptions about Contraceptive Pills and infertility.

There is a big debate about what is the right age to have a child. The answer to that quite simply is: whenever you feel physically, emotionally and financially ready to be a parent, is the right time for you to be pregnant.

Contraceptive Pill and infertility

Whether you are ready or not, contraception allows you the time and the space that you need before you are prepared to be a parent. For many women oral contraceptive or birth control pill is still the preferred method of contraception.

Women can choose to be on the pill from anything from one year to 10 years (or even more). It is therefore natural for them to ponder on the impact that birth control pills can have on their body, especially on their fertility.

There are plenty of misperceptions about the Pill — its uses, benefits and impact. A large majority of these misperceptions are with regard to the relationship between the Pill and a woman’s fertility.

We spoke with Dr Christopher Ng, Obstetrician/Gynaecologist at Gynae MD Women’s and Rejuvenation Clinic, to help clear these misperceptions and understand what the facts are.

Watch the video below to learn what he has to say about when you should start/stop the Pill and the impact that Pill has on fertility.

Clearly, there is a lot of myth, misconception and misinformation when it comes to understanding the impact that contraceptive pills have on fertility.

However, research shows that contraceptive pills do not impact fertility and that once a woman stops taking the Pill, fertility returns to normal levels within a year1.

So what are the factors that significantly impact a woman’s fertility? Click on next to find out.

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