Q. Do I require contraception even after menopause?

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Dr. Meeta Airen
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 22, 2017

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 pregnant. Is there any danger in taking the morning after pill? I have type 2 diabetes. I am on 1000 mg of Metformin, as well as on low medication for blood pressure and cholesterol.

Dr. Meeta Airen

Obstetrics And Gynaecology
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Hello,

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  • 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


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Hello doctor,

Thanks for replying. In what way might it harm me?

Dr. Meeta Airen

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Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

After menopause, the uterine lining becomes atrophic, and if you take these tablets, it may cause vaginal bleeding even after menopause.

The bleeding can be really heavy.

For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist


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