Many women are unsure about what type of contraception they can use as they become older, and when it can be safely stopped. Indeed, a recent survey on http://www.menopausematters/ showed that many women who are potentially fertile do not use contraception, and of those that do, many are unhappy with the type used. With so many effective types available, it is a terrible shame that women are still putting themselves at risk of an unplanned pregnancy, or are having problems with contraception used.
Generally, no type of contraception is advised against beacause of age alone, but some medical conditions may preclude the use of certain types of contraception after the age of 35.
If periods stop before the age of 50, contraception should be used for a further 2 years, and if periods stop after the age of 50, it should be used for a further year.
For more information, visit www.menopausematters.co.uk/contra1.php