For most women, oral contraceptives (OCs) are a safe method of birth control and when used correctly, very effective. The FDA previously restricted the birth control pill (bcp) in those older than 35 years, however in 1989 the FDA removed those restrictions and now approve the pill in healthy, nonsmoking females up to menopause.
- Over age 35 and smoker
- History of venous thromboembolism or known clotting disorder
- History of heart attack or stroke
- Systemic lupus erythrematosis
- Breast cancer
- Elevated triglycerides
Michele Brannan is a certified Physician Assistant of Internal Medicine and has been in practice in the River Bend area for over 10 years.
The health information provided herein is not intended to replace the advice or discussion with a healthcare provider and is for educational purposes only. Before making any decisions regarding your health, speak with your healthcare provider.
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