Birth Control for Women Over 30

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Combo pill
: Who can try it?

Almost all women.

Sur­prised? Truth is, a growing body of research debunks some myths surrounding this 99%–effective form of contraception—like the notion that it brings on menopause or ups the risk for some cancers.

The Pill can ease maddening peri­menopausal symptoms like hot flashes, hormonal mood swings, and irregular bleeding.

What’s more, it may help prevent ovarian and uterine cancers.

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