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Contraception at 50

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rubyrubyruby Mon 25-Feb-13 11:36:25

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Theas18 Mon 25-Feb-13 11:45:16

Personal opinion: chat to your GP as mirena inserted after age 40 is licensed for longer depending on age. You may well be able to keep it till 52.

Otherwise, take the plunge, change this one now and you'll be sorted with brilliant contraception till well past menopause (and no annoying strange menopausal cycles etc with haywire bleeding that might end up needing tests doing etc).

If you have the mirena swapped now you are also covered for the " womb protection" arm of HRT should you start getting flushes etc that need treatment.

Having it out and using alternative contraception is potential minefield. You may actually still be fertile. Mini pill is safe but you'd have to stop it every so often to have blood tests to see if you were through the change etc. Condoms- who wants to go down that route if they don't have to (but it would safe and effective, clearly if used well). Also as I said "odd" bleeding- heavy/ freq/ bleeds after 6 month of no bleeds etc would fall into categories that could be a problem and needs tests to make sure they are OK.

Missbopeep Mon 25-Feb-13 15:07:29

As above.

It's a mistake to think you are not fertile at 50- unless you have had 2 years period-free. Conceiving would be unlikely but there are records in the UK of natural births up to age 56.

I'd 2nd talking to your dr, having anotehr coli for 5 years or having it out and using other methods for a few years once you see what happens to your cycles once the Mirena is out.

scaevola Mon 25-Feb-13 15:13:43

We decided on vasectomy. Is that an option for you?

It takes a minimum of 16-18 weeks to get the all-clear, so something to get done whilst mirena is still in situ. But then you could have it taken out, and see what is happening with your body and the menopause.

rubyrubyruby Tue 26-Feb-13 10:48:53

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Dahlialover Wed 06-Mar-13 16:21:00

Info on contraception over 40:

Dahlialover Tue 12-Mar-13 19:49:54

Another interesting site for contraception over 40

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