What's the youngest age for using birth control pills?

Onset of menses. The short answer is that once a female is menstruating she is capable of conceiving. Now, whether or not a young teenage girl should be on birth control is obviously a whole other discussion.

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What age can u start taking birth control pills?

After menarche. Menarche is onset of menstruation. Birth control pills can be started at that time to regulate menses, prevent menstrual cramps, treat acne, as well as prevent pregnancy. However, remember that birth control pills won't prevent sexually transmitted diseases/ or infections. That's why it's important to use a condom each & every time. Read more...

What is the legal age in tx to get birth control pills and how do you get them?

No cut off age. You can get birth control pills as long as you have started having periods. You need to see a doctor and get a prescription because birth control pills can be dangerous for a small nber of women. You can go to a women's health clinic or planned parenthood. Read more...
Rx by GYN or PMD. I don't believe that there is a younger age limit that one has to reach before a doctor can prescribe the pill in texas. One would obtain the pill by seeing your family dr. Or your gyn. It is unlikely that a pelvic or breast exam or pap test will be needed. Read more...

What is the best birth control for my age? I am done having children and would like something long term. I was taking birth control pills.

Essure. The safest, most effective method with the lowest complication rate is called essure. This is done in the office with no incisions and requires almost no down time. Most patients do not need pain medication after and can resume normal activity. More info on essure here: http://macobgyn.Com/drpl/?Q=node/13. Read more...
Contraception . There are different options including IUCD, mirena , jadelle, pill or surgery ( tying tubes).
Based on health status, family history your doctor can guide you to make a choice .
https://patient.info/health/contraception-methods. Read more...

What is the average age limit for birth control pills?

Person's or pill's? They do have expiration dates on the pkging. They are probably good for some time past that date but not guaranteed by company. Your age is another thing. Each girl/woman is different - her doctor should help decide and will resist writing a prescription if they think it's not right for your age. Best! Read more...
If you are a. non-smoker and have no other contraindications you can stay on the pill till menopause. Read more...

I'm 38 yrs old. I recently was a Dr. Clinic I asked for some birth control pills. Dr. Told me pills are not recommend after certain age...?

Depends. The pill is safe and effective and considered appropriate for use up to the age of 56, except for smokers. Smokers should not use the pill after the age of 35 due primarily to the increased risk for blood clots. Read more...

I have been trying to get pregnant for a year I have had birth control pills n shots before at age 16 n stopped 19 now n im scared I cant get pregnant?

Maybe. If your question is about seeking an evaluation for infertility , most would not recommend the time & expense until you've tried for 1-2 yrs. This would include a workup of both you and your partner at a fertility center.A visit to your regular obgyn source would be at whatever point you felt it worthwhile. Read more...

Do you believe long term use of birth control pills can affect your ability to conceive or is it just age?

No evidence of this. Anecdotally there are people who claim infertility due to prolonged contraceptive use. I can't say there are any definitive, controlled clinical studies that suggest or confirm this claim. Read more...

Hi, I got married in april 2011, since then no pregnancy, my age is 37, my husband age is 45, I had birth control pills 4-5 times in 2010.?

Get tested! If a woman is over 35 and has not conceived after six months of regular, unprotected intercourse, she may have a diagnosis of infertility and can consider being tested (both partners need testing since it can be the man, woman, or both). See a board certified reproductive endocrinologist, if possible. Read more...