How long can I stay on the pill?

“I wanted to what is the longest somebody should take birth control. The reason I am asking I have been taking birth control now for almost 12 years (started at the age 14 in 1992)straight and I read somewhere that after 15 years you should quit.Is that true. thank you”

A: “This is really a question you should ask you doctor about since the answer differs from patient to patient. While many doctors believe that some patients can take birth control pills safely for many, many years, there are others who feel is best for patients to give their body a break from time to time. Based on your medical history and your experiences with birth control pills, your doctor will be able to most accurately answer this question.