New medical advances of effective birth control have allowed women to take control of their destinies and have given women the freedom to enjoy personal freedom and postpone their pregnancies which were not possible for previous generations. Nowadays most couples want to have a child when they are financially and mentally strong and stable so that they can give their child a better future. Although women prefer to postpone pregnancy with pills, there is always concern about whether these birth control pills are safe or whether they will lead to future infertility. Just as women want to make sure that these pills can prevent pregnancy, they also want to make sure that they don’t react to their previous contraceptives when they try to conceive, the question is.
Will birth control pills really cause infertility in the future?
The good news is that they don’t, but certain types of birth control pills can cause slight delays in fertility. Here we try to understand how birth control pills work and how they prevent pregnancy. Different methods of birth control There are two main methods of birth control in women whose effect varies according to age, fertility level, and overall health of the woman. Hormonal methods – These prevent pregnancy by adding hormones that control ovulation
➢ Birth control pills
➢ Intrauterine device (IUD)
➢ Vaginal ring and contraceptive patch
➢ Natural techniques of fertility awareness and birth control
➢ Copper IUD
How do different birth controls cause infertility?
The combination pills: They contain progesterone and estrogen which work by preventing ovulation and by thickening the mucus and thinning the lining at the neck of the womb. And thus avoid ovulation and prevent implantation which is 99% effective in controlling birth, once taken the cycle becomes normal. But rarely it may take longer to return to normal.
A three-month delay is considered normal.
Mini pill: It also has a similar effect by thinning the lining and preventing ovulation. Once the pill is stopped the cycles are re-established and the lining rarely thickens. The wait can be a little longer for some women.
Hormonal or copper IUD: IUDs have the mechanical effect of preventing implantation while IUDs with hormones have the combined effect of thickening the cervical mucus and thinning the lining of the uterus due to the release of progesterone. The menstrual cycle is restored after the IUD is removed.
Vaginal ring or a contraceptive patch: Both are new hormonal contraceptives that have little evidence of their long-term effects have the same action as pills, and have similar safety indicators.
When do you need advice?
If you are not pregnant within a few months of leaving the contraceptive, there is no need to panic. Couples striving for children are given 12 months and 6 months if the woman is 35 and above. It is possible that the body may take time to re-establish itself so it is important to give it time to return to normal. Get a fertility assessment to find out the possible cause of infertility if there is a delay as it may not be a female infertility problem, it may also be infertility in the male partner. Most of the research has clarified that birth control does not cause any kind of infertility, although there are some misconceptions that birth control pills cause infertility but these are all just myths but the fact is that these pills cause infertility in women. Reason for delay in resumption after ovulation has stopped.
Hormones taken to cover ovulatory problems can cause some changes in the body and an increase in body weight and stress which can lead to an imbalance in the menstrual cycle. There are some other factors that can adversely affect women’s fertility that is not related to birth control pills such as women in their 20s to 30s when the couple plans to postpone their pregnancy but When they plan their child in later years. So the age of women may be over 30 then the increased age of women can also be the factor which can cause infertility which can affect the quality and quantity of eggs of women. If one is using birth control methods one should understand that different methods work differently and but these methods may give some time to prevent pregnancy but may not prevent you from getting pregnant in later years. Postponing babies with different birth control pills can affect your overall health and may have some side effects in the long run but these methods may not make you infertile. But it is important to use the right method for a certain period of time only after consulting an infertility specialist so that you can safely enjoy birth control and fertility can be easily returned to your liking after a few years.
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