Is it true that women over 35 should not take birth control pills?


Birth control pills are often used to manage menstrual blood flow and are commonly prescribed for heavy bleeding. Older versions of birth control pills did have high doses of estrogen, which increased the risk of blood clots in women over 35, however today’s birth control pills use much lower doses of estrogen and do not carry the same risks. In fact, today’s birth control pills are known to have benefits that include a lower risk of ovarian and endometrial cancer. Birth control pills are not recommended for women over 35 who smoke, have high blood pressure, or have a history of heart disease.

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Jennifer Vander Zalm

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