Tips on contraception for the slightly more mature women

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:

Listen to the rest of the interview here:


This article first appeared on 702 : Tips on contraception for the slightly more mature women


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

CapeTalk welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the CapeTalk community a safe and welcoming space for all.

CapeTalk reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

CapeTalk is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
[LISTEN] How best to support employees with dyslexia

[LISTEN] How best to support employees with dyslexia

Dyslexic workers face certain challenges in the workplace - Azania finds out how employers can support their staff.

Double-tap if you're a social media addict - JHB rehab offers residential help

Double-tap if you're a social media addict - JHB rehab offers residential help

Eden Recovery Centre in Joburg is the first rehabilitation centre in SA to offer inpatient treatment for social media addiction.

 Afrotraction sings his heart out on #702Unplugged

Afrotraction sings his heart out on #702Unplugged

Wandile Moya says his music career started when he was very young in the church.

 I afford myself a lot of grace, go on set, and work hard - Lerato Makhetha

I afford myself a lot of grace, go on set, and work hard - Lerato Makhetha

The actor talks about taking over from Loyiso McDonald in his role as Ntando Sibeko on Isidingo and his love for music.

Ritual Cafe caters for vegan, vegetarian, meat lovers and pescatarians

Ritual Cafe caters for vegan, vegetarian, meat lovers and pescatarians

Azania Mosaka speaks to Ritual Cafe owner Julia Kunstler on what they have to offer on the Friday Food feature.

[LISTEN] Sizakele Marutlulle opens up about challenges of women in business

[LISTEN] Sizakele Marutlulle opens up about challenges of women in business

CEO and Founder at Marutlulle and Co, Sizakele Marutlulle shares her insights on women in business.

Popular articles
Vila Kasi TV station leaves employees out in the cold with no pay

Vila Kasi TV station leaves employees out in the cold with no pay

Employees of the start-up media house are angered for not receiving salaries as promised at the end of June.

Nhlanhla Nene asks trade unions for ideas on how to fund wage increase demands

Nhlanhla Nene asks trade unions for ideas on how to fund wage increase demands

Nene asked unions representing Eskom workers to provide ideas to fund wage increases after negotiations with Eskom deadlocked.

How Steinhoff shares doubled in just five days

How Steinhoff shares doubled in just five days

Founder of Herenya Capital Advisors, Petri Redelinghuys, explains how the embattled Steinhoff managed to double its share price in 5 days

Parents no longer have to travel with children's birth certificates

Parents no longer have to travel with children's birth certificates

The new Home Affairs upgrades to the system include printing parents details at the back of the child's passport.

SA-made Rolkem cake decoration products may not be safe to eat

SA-made Rolkem cake decoration products may not be safe to eat

The UK’s Food Standards Agency issued an advisory, claiming that Rolkem failed to confirm that their ingredients were safe to eat.

Criminals targeting homes with aluminium windows, warns neighborhood watch

Criminals targeting homes with aluminium windows, warns neighborhood watch

The Panorama, Welgelegen and Plattekloof Neighbourhood Watch has identified a new house break-in trend.

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

3 emergency numbers you should have on speed dial and how they work

These are the emergency numbers you should have on your cellphone and this is what you must understand about how they work.