During peri-menopause , you may still be able to get pregnant. This is because it is still possible to ovulate (produce an egg) when you are having periods, and even shortly after stopping periods.
You may be already on contraception, which has stopped your periods. This can give a false impression you are in menopause, and that you do not need contraception going forward.
It is also important to know that HRT itself, is not a form of contraception, as it only contains low levels of hormones.
As a general rule, it is safe to stop using contraception if:
You are not on any hormones, have not had any periods for more than one year, and are over the age of 50 OR
You are not on any hormones, have not had any periods for more than two years, and are under the age of 50 OR
You are over the age of 55
If you start treatment with us, we will also discuss your contraceptive needs.
Click on the links below for more information on contraception around the menopause
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