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I’ve been told that if you use birth control now it is harder to get pregnant in the future when you are actually ready to. Is this true?

No, this is not true. Birth control prevents you from getting pregnant while you’re using it. If you’re not using birth control, you can get pregnant. It doesn’t matter if you’ve used birth control in the past.

What you may have heard is that some women use birth control into their late 30s when it becomes more difficult for them to become pregnant because they are approaching menopause — the end of their reproductive years. Their experience is about aging, not about the pill.

Tags: infertility, birth control