Anonymous asked in HealthWomen's Health · 6 months ago

PCOS and being on birth control?

So I have PCOS and I want to be sexually active. My periods have now become regular for the most part and I was wondering if I start using birth control, can I still get pregnant since birth control is supposed to help with regulating hormones?

For someone that has PCOS, is it a good idea to get on birth control mainly for the purpose of NOT getting pregnant? I would want to take the pills so that I do NOT get pregnant, but is it useless if I have PCOS?

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  • MissA
    Lv 7
    6 months ago
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    Birth control works to prevent pregnancy whether you take it for preventing pregnancy or because you have PCOS. It doesn't know what your motivations are, it's just medicine.

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  • 6 months ago

    Taking contraception will prevent pregnancy. Since your ovaries struggle to work properly it's even more effective for you.

    I'm not sure what you're really asking - I don't think it's that.

    • Black Widow
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      BC prevents pregnancy. But I have PCOS, so does it still prevent pregnancy, since BC is supposed to balance my hormones and help with my PCOS?

      I mainly want to take BC to prevent pregnancy, but my question is is that still effective if I have PCOS?

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  • Andy C
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    This is a terrific question for YOUR DOCTOR. If you are over 13yo, you can request confidentiality and they can say nothing to your parents.

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