Wondering what to use besides condoms for birth control while just beginning menopause and taking Prempro.
There are several options available to you.
A popular method of contraception among women over 40 is sterilization. Tubal ligation is a simple process in which your doctor cuts, ties, or clamps your fallopian tubes to prevent any eggs from traveling to you uterus. This process must be done in hospital under general anesthetic, but recovery time is only about one day. Alternatively, if you are in a long term relationship partners can be sterilized. Vasectomies are quickly and safely performed, and involve cutting the vans deferens (the tube that carries sperm) to prevent fertilization.
Oral contraceptives continue to be one of the most effective methods of contraception. They also have the added benefit of reducing symptoms associated with menopause, including hot flashes and vaginal dryness... which may mean you could stop taking Prempro.
Barrier protection, like condoms, sponges, and cervical caps are well suited to women who only need occasional contraception. Barrier methods also provide protection against some sexually transmitted diseases.
You are best to talk with your doctor about what method will work for you best.
The best thing to do is get advice from a clinic for womens health and contraception, I went to one of these clinics, and was advised to use the coil,it is easily inserted, you dont have to use other contraception for very long before you can rely on the coil to give you full protection, it does not bother you after it is inserted properly by the clinic doctor, cause any discomfort. The clinic doctor will check out your health and give adivice and contraception, and you can return for further help advise / contraception when you need to,
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