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Do Birth Control Pills Reduce Overall Fertility?

While you are taking birth control, you do have reduced fertility, says infertility physician Shahin Ghadir, a reproductive endocrinologist with Southern California Reproductive Center. But long-term, birth control pills do not affect a woman's fertility once she stops taking them. "It usually takes anywhere from one month to six months for a woman to resume ovulating after she stops taking birth control pills" he says.

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