No. Unfortunately, thanks to a lot of myths and misinformation, this is a concern that many women have when considering emergency contraception. However, there is NO evidence that ellaOne® will have any affect on a person’s fertility.
Deborah Evans says “the morning-after-pill can be taken after any episode of unprotected sex or contraceptive failure without causing any effect on future fertility. Some women believe that they can only take it a few times before it impacts on being able to get pregnant in the future, but this is NOT true”
Fertility returns to normal rapidly after taking ellaOne®, which is why it is very important to practice safe sex after taking emergency contraception (and all the time – if you’re not trying to conceive).
Some people assume that taking ellaOne® means that they won’t be at risk of pregnancy if they have unprotected sex in the days or weeks afterwards. This isn’t true, and if you are using hormonal methods of contraception (like the pill), you should also use a condom until your next period, after taking ellaOne®.