Taking contraception without knowing you are pregnant is bad for your baby?

Expert answer:

Taking birth control without knowing that you are pregnant does not harm the baby if it is stopped early in the pregnancy. The oral contraceptive contains a dosage of female hormones, estrogen and progesterone, which if used for a long time can cause female characteristics in the male baby, but if used for a short time during pregnancy will not cause problems.

The use of oral contraceptives should begin on the first day of menstruation and after general examinations to make sure the woman is not pregnant. In case of suspected pregnancy, tests should be performed for its confirmation and contraceptive use should be stopped immediately.

The gynecologist or obstetrician is the physician appointed for guidance on contraceptive use during pregnancy.

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