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    Do you ovulate on birth control? Here’s what you need to know

    Updated 13 May 2024 |
    Published 14 May 2024
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    Medically reviewed by Dr. Charlsie Celestine, Obstetrician and gynecologist, New Jersey, US
    Written by Kate Hollowood
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    If birth control stops you from getting pregnant, does this mean that you don’t ovulate? Find out how birth control impacts ovulation and whether it’s safe to use long term, with advice from a Flo expert.

    For many of us, being on hormonal birth control is an obvious choice (hello clearer skin, lighter periods, and of course, no pregnancies). But what’s actually going on in your body when you take it? 

    You may be wondering if birth control stops you from ovulating and what this means for your long-term fertility. It can be especially confusing if you think you might be getting the telltale signs of ovulation each month. So let’s look at the science and find out once and for all how birth control impacts ovulation.