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sex & menopause
An_251100 posted:
My Dr had me on the pill until age 49--around age 48 I skipped periods and when I did barely spotted...I think using the pill kept me from going through menopause. I am 50 now have been off the pill for 7 months--since going off it I have not spotted or had a period..would it be safe to have unprotected sex (with my husband)without the fear of getting pregnant? I feel as though I have gone through menopause--no more night sweats or hot flashes or other symptoms of it.
Anon_6061 responded:
If it were me, I'd play it safe and use protection. Although the BCP may have been masking menopause, you have to go a full year without a period (and not on BCP) to be considered menopausal.

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