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    Birth Control concerns with fertility
    BGentry posted:
    I'm 31 and I stopped taking my birth control two years ago to try to conceive. My period has been close to nonexistent and only has showed up a handful of times. This happened the last time I took myself off of the patch after only being on it for three months. I don't currently have a job that gives me health insurance and I don't know what to do. I've looked online and haven't found anyone with this issue as long as I have. Has anyone heard of this taking this long?
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    Joel Bernstien, MD responded:
    You most certainly are not ovulating. At this point, two years from stopping contraception, the medication is not the reason you are not ovulating and thus not having a period.

    I know it is tough being uninsured and getting access to care. There should be "free" care available through a local planned parenthood, health department, or academic institution.

    Best of luck.


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