Contraceptive Pill

Contraceptive pills are hormonal tablets used to prevent pregnancy. They are 99.9% effective and are taken orally. Contraceptive pills are commercially available in two forms, combination pills that contain synthetic forms of estrogen and progesterone hormones, and mini-pills which only contain progesterone.

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Should I take contraceptive pills even after attaining menopause ten years back?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 61 year old female. My last period was more than 10 years ago. I was confirmed menopausal by a blood test taken back then. Do I need to take any contraception in the rare case of my having an intercourse? I have heard of older women, well past the menopausal age, getting pregnan...  Read Full »


Dr. Meeta Airen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is nil chance of pregnancy. Do not worry.  Please do not take any hormonal pills as they may harm you. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist  Read Full »

My period is late by 16 days. Am I pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my last period a month back. I had unprotected sex six days later. I did not take any pills also. Now, my period is late by 16 days. Last week when we had sex, I took a pill. Is there any chance for pregnancy?  Read Full »


Dr. Meeta Airen

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your query, you had periods a month back. But six days later in which month did you have unprotected intercourse, last month or this one? Also, when did you take the pill? Please specify for further guidance. Revert with more information to an obstetrician and g...  Read Full »

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