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20 Common Fertility Myths Explained

4. Stopping Birth Control Will Delay Fertility For A Few Cycles
This may have even been explained to you by your own doctor, but not all birth control works the same. Depo Provera is one form of birth control that actually can take some time for fertility to return. In contrast, once an IUD is removed, fertility is restored immediately. Going off pills, patches, and implants such as Nexplanon, may take some time to resume normal fertility, as the brain and ovaries need to start communicating again now that they aren’t muted by extra hormones. For most women, fertility returns once the hormones are out of their system.