Categories: Family Planning

The use of contraceptives jeopardized future fertility and could lead to serious health complications

Myth! The combined oral contraceptive (COC) does not cause infertility. In a rare circumstance, a complication from a perforation, infection, or ectopic pregnancy could affect fertility. However, contemporary IUDs have not been shown to increase infertility. The effects of the IUD wear off very quickly after it is removed.

Oral contraceptives are designed to temporarily delay your fertility and prevent pregnancy. But when you stop taking them, your normal fertility levels will eventually return.

Not being able to become pregnant while on birth control wouldn’t be classified as infertility, because sex during this period would be “protected” by your method of contraception.

Although there can be a delay in fertility once the birth control hormones have left the body, normal levels usually return in a few months at the longest.