In today's Healthy Lifestyle feature, 702 host Azania Mosaka took a look at contraception for mature women.
So often contraception is only discussed for younger women, and not the women who have come out of divorces who find themselves engaging in sexual activities in their slightly more mature years.
Azania spoke to Dr Trudy Smith, gynaecologist and oncologist at Wits Donald Gordon Medical, about what options women have - possible dangers and types of contraception available.
Everybody who smokes and is over the age of 35, they should not be using combined oral contraceptives.— Dr Trudy Smith, gynaecologist
And not everyone hits menopause at 50.
The first important thing is to make sure; at the age of 50 you might still require contraception and your ovaries might still be working.— Dr Trudy Smith - Gynaecologist
Take a listen below:
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@Azania_ Can Petogen (3 months injection) cause cancer and vaginal itchiness?— ANNA-LEE (@annatoriam) June 8, 2017
Listen to the rest of the interview here:
This article first appeared on 702 : Tips on contraception for the slightly more mature women