ive been on the pill for almost a year now-i havnt had sex yet, but my boyfriend&i have spoken about it& i am ready. so i would like to lose my virginity while still on it. i do realise that being on the pill for too long can cause problems (?) so i planned to go off it in the new year for a couple of months&then start using it again. how long can i be off the pill to start afresh with no future problems, and how long is recommended usage time?
How Long Can One Stay on THE PILL?
You can stay on the pill from puberty to menopause - it doesn't seem to cause major problems.
This is assuming you are talking about being on the pill with the usual week break or sugar pills for your period every four weeks. Taking the active pills continually without a break is a different matter.