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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?

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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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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?

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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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I had my tubes "tied" several years ago. Now I'm interested in having another child and was wondering if the procedure could be reversed.

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Which birth control method is the most effective?

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