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Does birth control make a woman lose eggs?

Birth control prevents pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg from the ovaries. If an egg isn’t released, it can’t be fertilized. (No egg means no fertilization and no pregnancy.)

So technically, birth control makes a woman keep her eggs. There’s no evidence that using hormonal birth control  – like the pill, the ring, or the Mirena IUD  – will have any negative effect on a woman’s ability to get pregnant in the future.

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