The birth control pill has been around for decades and despite clinical study and assurance from the prescribing physician, women continue to hear negative rumors about possible side effects of taking the pill.


Myth: Birth control pills cause Infertility when taken for long periods

Fact: There are no clinical studies associated with reduced fertility and the pill. The pill prevents ovulation, so fewer eggs are released. Length of fertility and onset of menopause is determined by egg stores. In theory, birth control pills could actually prolong fertility.

There are plenty of myths circulating about the pill, but most are completely unfounded and untrue. Talk with your prescribing physician about the risks and benefits of taking the pill, including short-term use, long-term use and taking a break from the pill.

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