Oral contraceptives. How many years can I take them?

Birth control pills. Birth control pills can be taken as long as you have risk of getting pregnant.But as you get older your risk og forming clot increases especially if you smoke.So if you smoke or if yoy have family history of clots in legs or lung.You should use a dofferent method of birth control after age og 35.

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7 years ago I had an episode diagnosis as a complicated migraine (aphasia, right side numb, holes in vision). No episodes since then. Is it safe for me to take low dose oral contraceptives? I've been told yes and no.

OCP's and migraines. There are various contraindications to using estrogen-containing birth control methods due to the risk of blood clots. One includes migraine with aura. While there is no consensus in the guidelines regarding whether estrogen-containing contraception is contraindicated, many suggest using a progestin-only method or barrier contraception. You can discuss your options with your primary care doctor. Read more...
Yes. There are so many causes of complicated migraine that you should not exclude any specific possibilities. If you have a concern, initiate new meds with the oversight of a qualified neurologist. Read more...

I had done abortion on 30Aug &09Dec last year. Now it been 2months after my abortion Can I take oral contraceptives pills now? Will it harm to my body?

Unlikely. Weighing riks and benefits, birth control pills are unlikely to harm a woman's body. When first starting birth control pills, it would be prudent to consult with a health care professional, who may identify risk factors that speak against a particular woman taking birth control pills. Read more...