I'm 42, and I'm tired of taking birth control pills. I'm happily married and done with childbirth. What are my options? Any reason why I shouldn't switch?
I was told the best way to begin taking birth control pills was to wait until my next period begins. However, two days after my last period stopped I began spotting. This has continued for a week and is getting heavier. Should I wait to see if this stops and begin the pills when my next cycle starts, or can I begin them now?
Can I get pregnant while on birth control? I have been taking the pill for five days. Also, does the male have to ejaculate inside me to cause pregnancy?
I am 47 years old and take oral contraceptives. My gynecologist says I can take them until age 50, but then I should stop so I can see where I am with menopause. I do not smoke and am in good health. Is it safe to keep taking oral contraceptives?
Which birth control method is the most effective?