How Long Do Birth Control Pills Stay in Your System?

How long do birth control pills take to get out of your system? This greatly depends on the type of birth control you are using. Some birth control pills can stay in your system up to a month after you stop using them while others can stay in your system for longer. Even so, every woman has a unique body; it is possible to get pregnant within a month after your stop taking the birth controls.

The reason birth control pills linger in your system long after you stop taking them is because these pills contain different hormones. These prevent ovulation from taking place and preventing fertilization from taking place. Once you stop using birth control pills, the hormone levels take some time to adjust and to start functioning normally without the effect of the pills.

Even though the birth control pills may still be in your system, it is not as effective as it was when you were using it. It is, therefore, advisable to practice safe sex when you stop using the pills. This will prevent unwanted pregnancies. This is not applicable if you are trying to get pregnant.

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