Is Birth Control Responsible for Infertility?

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Is Birth Control Responsible for Infertility?

Birth control pills or hormonal supplements are those, which prevent pregnancy. Many women take it, but they don’t know the side effects of pills. So, you need to understand everything about pills. In this article, we will guide you on how birth pills leads to infertility.

These days, thousands of people do not want to conceive a baby so early. Since they want to understand each other and want to enjoy their life first, additionally, all the couples are working these days, and they do not have much time to take care of their child. In order to delay pregnancy, women lean toward birth control pills or hormone supplements. These hormone supplements or pills are valuable to balance your hormones, that are most important for pregnancy.

Well, they are not aware of it that these pills harm their fertility and reproductive organs as well. This happens only when they consume it in excess for a long time. Moreover, these pills develop artificial hormones in your body and these artificial hormones disturb the production of natural hormones. Because of this, you need to visit the IVF doctor, in order to get check-up related to your fertility. If you experience infertility due to pills then must take infertility treatment from IVF centre.

How can birth control make you infertile?

Here are so many types of hormonal birth control pills which leads you to infertility. These include-:

  • Oral contraceptives, dozens of different contraceptive pill formulations.
  • Contraceptive implants, marketed as Nexplanon and Implanon.
  • Intrauterine devices (IUDs) that are marketed as Mirena and non-hormonal.
  • Vaginal ring, which is marketed as NuvaRing.
  • Contraceptive patch, marketed as Ortho Evra and Xulane.
  • Contraceptive injections.

If you use these pills or injections in excess, then these will surely affect your endometrial lining, which is responsible for embryo implantation. Women, you take hormonal birth control pills in excess, may experience missing periods or completely stop periods. This means you are infertile, and you need to get the check-up from the specialist.

Oral contraceptives

A recent study reveals that this form of birth control cause infertility. This only happens if you take it for a long time such as for 2 years or more than 2 years. If you stop taking these pills after 6 months then there is no chance of infertility.


This is explained as a device and if you want to delay pregnancy you have to put it in your uterus. This device will prevent your pregnancy, but due to infection, you may experience pelvic inflammatory disease. This happens when a sexually transmitted infection spreads into the reproductive organs. And then it can lead to other health conditions and infertility.

About The Author

Dr Shivani Bhutani
A doctor with a rich background and high success rate, Dr. Shivani Bhutani offers the boon of parenthood to couples dealing with infertility. She has opulent knowledge and expertise in offering successful treatment for infertility in females, gynecological disorders and family planning consultation services. Highly dedicated, concerned and attentive, Dr. Shivani understands the bliss of parenthood and offers appropriate medical help.