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How appropriate are contraceptive methods for women over 40?

By Andrea Rodrigo.
Last Update: 12/07/2016

In principle, women in their 40s or 50s have access to all available methods, so long as there is no health risk involved. Barrier methods are, however, the most advisable in these cases, as they help prevent sexually transmitted infections.

The combined pill is not indicated for women who smoke, and/or suffer from obesity or high blood pressure, as they may lead to heart, stroke or blood clotting problems. On the other hand, the pill has many advantages for women in this age group, as it regulates periods and helps maintain bone mineral density.

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 Andrea Rodrigo
Andrea Rodrigo
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia along with the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI). Postgraduate course in Medical Genetics.
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