Can I take pill long-term?Byline: DR GARETH SMITH
Q I AM 40 and I still take a birth control pill birth control pill
See oral contraceptive.
birth control pill Oral contraceptive, see there . I don't want children but I am worried about how safe it is to be on the pill for years at a time?
A SOME women do stay on oral contraception Noun 1. oral contraception - contraception achieved by taking oral contraceptive pills
contraception, contraceptive method - birth control by the use of devices (diaphragm or intrauterine device or condom) or drugs or surgery for many years up until the menopause but most family planning family planning
Use of measures designed to regulate the number and spacing of children within a family, largely to curb population growth and ensure each family’s access to limited resources. doctors would recommend a change of contraception to a lower dose, progesterone-only mini-pill.
Another option is a Minerva coil that releases a low dose of hormone into the uterus.
If you don't smoke and keep fit you should be fine to continue taking your pill but I'd advise exploring all your options at your local women's health Women's Health Definition
Women's health is the effect of gender on disease and health that encompasses a broad range of biological and psychosocial issues. clinic.
Staying safe: Taking a birth control pill for years is fine if you keep fit and don't smoke