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Which types of birth control are for women over 40?

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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Depends: For normal cycles, almost any contraceptive is available for a healthy, non-smoking 40 year old. If cycle control is needed, sometimes ocps, depo-provera, or Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud works best. If she is done with child-bearing; something permanent like laparoscopic tubal ligation, essure, or male vasectomy is available. Check with your doc to see which is best for you. Take care.

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