The Pill and its affect on fertility?

Does previously being on the Pill affect my fertility?

Our Expert's Answer

This information was published 12 years, 11 months ago and was correct at the time of publication. It may not reflect our current practices or regulations.

Please note that all the answers we give are on a generic basis only, as we cannot provide more in-depth answers without access to your medical history. If you need a more detailed response, tailored to you, we would recommend a consultation with one of our Fertility Specialists for more comprehensive medical advice.

If you’ve taken the Pill in the past it will not affect your chances of getting pregnant. Once you’ve stopped taking the Pill your fertility can return to normal quite quickly, hence why there are ‘rules’ in place if you miss a Pill accidentally. However, depending on the type of contraception you’ve been using, such as an implant, it can take a while for your fertility to return to normal. See your GP or Family Planning Clinic for advice.