Facebook Pixel
EmpowHER Guest

can a longterm use of birthcontrol will lead you to infertility?

By Anonymous May 14, 2011 - 4:46pm
Rate This

ive been using dianne for almost a year now since ive been with my bf and im scared if were ready to have kids then i cant bear one..thank you

Add a Comment1 Comments

No, use of hormonal birth control does not cause or lead to infertility.

For further explanation:
- One cause of infertility are complications from untreated sexually transmitted diseases or infections (STDs or STIs).
- What you may be referring to is the association between increased use of hormonal birth control by women and infertility rates? This association is actually due to an increased use of hormonal contraception use and the DECREASE in condom use. Hormonal contraception does not prevent STDs or STIs, and when this method is used without condoms: STDs and STIs rates can increase, leading to increased rates of infertility.

Does that make sense? It is not the use of hormonal contraception that can cause or lead to infertility, but the untreated STD or STI (from having unprotected sex) that leads to AND causes infertility.

Hormonal contraception is very safe and effective, and "long-term use" is quantified in the medical literature as using it for decades...not a year or two.

May 15, 2011 - 6:02am
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Infertility / Fertility

Get Email Updates

Infertility / Fertility Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!