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How long does the pill stay in your body after stopping taking it?


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Answered 2007-08-25 20:51:34

It depends on the type.

The Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill lasts between 1 and 4 days.

The Progestogen-Only Pill or Progestin-Only Pilllasts a day.

Ormeloxifene or Centchroman last a month but is less widely used.

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