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Menopause

04/26/2007

Question:

I am almost 49 yrs old. I`ve been on birth control pills instead of HRT. If I stop taking the bc pills is it possible to become pregnant at my age?

Answer:

Yes, it is possible to become pregnant if you are not completely menopausal (usually defined as one year of no natural menstrual periods).  Not having menstrual periods on birth control pills does not count.

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Response by:

Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati