This a very common question asked by many women who are currently taking oral contraceptives. Women who use oral contraceptives have no reduction in their fertility once they stop taking the pill. There are a number of myths or misconceptions about the use of oral contraceptives. For example, you do not have to stop the pill or switch pills after a certain period of time. In fact, there is no reason to stop the pill until you are ready to have children. Furthermore, there is some evidence that using oral contraceptives actually helps to preserve a woman’s future fertility. For example, women taking oral contraceptives have a reduced incidence of endometriosis and have a reduced incidence of ovarian cyst formation. Unless you experience side-effects with the pill or you are ready to become pregnant, you should continue your oral contraceptives without fear of them reducing your future fertility.