What about the pill and pregnancy?
Dr. Johnson addressed the rumor that being on the pill for a long time makes it difficult to become pregnant, stating that that’s only the case when women have been on the pill for many years – like 10 to 15 years. That being said, with reports showing that 16 is the average age when teenagers start taking the pill and 28 as the average age women start having kids, it’s very possible someone has been on the pill for over a decade before wanting to conceive. In that case, Dr. Johnson advises going off the pill for at least a year before wanting to have children, as that’s how long it can take for your cycle to become normal. Women who get the birth control injection can take up to two years to become pregnant after quitting birth control.