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I don't know how true this is, but a friend of mine told me that the pill doesn't work after an extended period of time (like 5+ years) and it's possible to get pregnant. She told me this because that's how her sister got pregnant and I found it weird because my sister-in-law got pregnant with my neice while she was on the pill. And she said that the docotor told her sister that women who are on the pill should take breaks from it every couple of years to keep its effectiveness.

So is this true at all? I've been on it about a year, I'm not worried about getting pregant because I use condoms too, but it just made me curious.

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There's no scientific evidence that one becomes immune to hormonal BC. It is possible to get pregnant on the pill--no BC is 100% effective, however, taking it correctly and consistently definitely increases efficacy.
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