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samantha_from_vancouver
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I was just wondering if there are any long term effects from taking Birth Control Pills for a long time [like more than a year]. Is it bad to take the pill continuously for such a long time?
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Heather
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There used to be elevated risks after taking oral contraceptives for several years, but with the low-dose pills currently prescribed, there really aren't any known dangers in taking them for a number of years anymore.
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