The return of fertility following discontinuation of oral contraceptives in Thailand

T. Pardthaisong, R. H. Gray

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Abstract

The return of fertility following discontinuation of oral contraception was studied in a survey of 437 Thai women who stopped taking the pill to have a planned pregnancy. Conception rates were reduced during the first 2 months after stopping the pill, and the median delay prior to conception was approximately 3 months. This delay was shorter for nulligravid women. Most women (94.3%) became pregnant within 2 years of stopping the pill. There was a cyclic pattern in the monthly pregnancy rates with peak rates around 3 and 6 months after discontinuing contraception. These findings are similar to those reported for Caucasian women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)532-534
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and sterility
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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