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I was thinking of going on the pill for my acne, period regulation and just for some extra safety. I just wanted to know if there is any risk of future infertility with the pill? I am not sure what might be a good brand to lean towards?
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Robin Lee
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HI Tay_W,

Taking the pill doesn't cause lingering infertility after someone stops taking it. It might take a while for their menstrual cycles to regulate, but fertility is not affected.

What brand you would take is actually something you'd talk to your doctor about, since a doctor has to prescribe the birth control pill in order for someone to get it.

Here's an article with lots more information:

Combined Oral Contraceptives (The Pill)


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