Ten Things You Should Know About Menopause
It's been called the change of life, the beginning of the end, a renewal time, the start of the next half of your life. However you think of menopause, there are plenty of rumors afloat about this female milestone. Here are ten things you should know...
You no longer need birth control
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You no longer need birth control once menopause is complete, but you most certainly need to use birth control until you have missed your menstrual cycle for 12 consecutive months. It is not unusual for women to miss several menstrual cycles only to have a period and then have to start counting missed cycles again. You can get pregnant during these "start and stop" moments, so only give up birth controlafter the 12th consecutive missed cycle.