Starting Birth Control Pills

  • Posted on: 24 September 2009
  • By: jleff

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?

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Birth Control and Age

  • Posted on: 24 September 2009
  • By: jleff

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?

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posted 11/8/2006
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