Posted by: Anonymous | 2009-07-01

Too late to start using contraception

Hi Doc, I' ve been in a sexual relationship for the past 4 months. I' m not using any birth control however we use condoms each time we have relations. I' m 30 and would love to have kids, I' m afraid if I start using injection or pills at this stage it could cause problems should I decide to have kids. Is it too late to start using birth control at this stage? Please advise.

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It is not too late to start using contraception. The Pill is out of your system within 3 months, so will not affect your chance of having children when you decide to do so.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009-07-02

Hey there, It should be relatively safe to use the pill if you want to get pregnant at a later stage. The injection however can cause temporary infertility for up to a year if you take it. Basically prolongs the whole process and can be a drag. A lot of pharmacies nowdays have clinics where you can talk and get advise from the nursing sisters on duty. Condoms are not 100% and it would just make more sense to go on the pill.

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