advertisement
Question
Posted by: Kady | 2010/11/16

Do I need to be on contraceptive at age 45

I have just turned 45 and am in a new relationship and sexually active. Have been off contraceptive for about 5 years and was wondering if I really need to go back onto something as at my age aren’ t the chances very slim to fall pregnant. I’ m not planning on having a baby. Always better to have to stay off the pill if you can. I am still fertile and my periods are regular but have gone from 28 day cycle to 22 day cycle for the past year –  any reason this happened.

Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question
Our expert says:
Expert ImageGynaeDoc

While the chances of pregnancy are low, they are not impossible, so if you are not planning a pregnancy, you should use contraception. Cycles do change over time and your change in cycle may reflect age related changes in hormones.

Best wishes

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

2
Our users say:
Posted by: gynaedoc | 2010/11/17

While the chances of pregnancy are low, they are not impossible, so if you are not planning a pregnancy, you should use contraception. Cycles do change over time and your change in cycle may reflect age related changes in hormones.

Best wishes

Reply to gynaedoc
Posted by: Andrea | 2010/11/16

If you have not gone into menapause yet and you do not want children you need to be on some kind of contraceptive.

Reply to Andrea

Have your say

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
advertisement