Even if you take the contraceptive pill, you as a woman will enter the transition at a given moment. The pill adds hormones to your body to fool it, so that no eggs ripen and you do not become pregnant.
The menopause ensures that your eggs no longer mature. When this will happen, is different for every woman and is genetically determined. By using the contraceptive pill you can not stop the transition, also the menopause will not come through the use of the pill. However, the use of the contraceptive pill can suppress the symptoms that normally belong to a woman in the menopause.
When you are in menopause, it is not advisable to stop taking contraception immediately. Only after your 55th can any contraception be stopped without you having the chance to get pregnant. However, it is recommended that you do not continue taking the pill after the age of 50 because of the increasing risk of cardiovascular disease and breast cancer.
Until then, there are other options for contraception than just the pill, options with and without hormones. Examples of contraception without hormones are, for example, condoms, a pessary, a copper spiral or a method with only progestogen such as a mini-pill, hormone spiral or an implant rod.
When you decide to stop taking the pill you may suffer from menopausal symptoms.
By stopping the pill, women mainly notice their change, the change in their body the most. Transition complaints can therefore be present in all the violence after stopping the pill. You react from your own body without the addition of the pill, so you react from the low hormone level in your body. Once you have stopped taking the pill, your body can begin to adjust and adapt to the changes in your hormone balance. We call this phase the post menopause.
Am I in the menopause?
If you want to know if you are in the transition or if you are almost in the menopause phase, then do our menopause test so that you can see to what extent you are already in the transition.