Facing problems with your contraceptive method? Cramps, bleeding or not remembering to pop up a pill? There is good news for you – there are safe and more effective contraception options for women who have children or who are over 30.

A recent meta-analysis in the “The New England Journal of Medicine” discloses that many women can safely take “the combo pill”, which serves up low doses of estrogen and progestin three weeks a month to suppress egg release — right into menopause.birth control pills

The combo pill can also ease symptoms of perimenopause like mood swings, irregular bleeding and hot flashes.

What’s more, it may help prevent ovarian and uterine cancers, says study author Andrew M. Kaunitz, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Florida College of Medicine at Jacksonville.

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