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*a_dream_in_aqua*
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Does being on birth control prolong the amount of time you are fertile? I mean, a woman is suppressing her eggs from being released...do they just dissolve over time or could you have a period when you should be having menopause?

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Birth control does nothing like what you're asking. Menopause has more to do with heredity and the hormone levels in your body as your age.

Birth control works to suppress ovulation entirely; even though women eventually stop having periods later in life, we have in our bodies enough eggs for dozens of lifetimes, more than we'll ever use. So the egg that isn't released either sits or is reabsorbed by the body.

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alright, thanks!

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