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Risk of pregnancy not zero for women over 50

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, September 05, 2018 | 0 comments

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Although sexual intercourse becomes less frequent as couples grow older, and fecundity also declines, the probability of pregnancy still exists - if contraceptive methods are not used.

Research has shown half of all women in their early forties are still fertile.

Without contraception, the annual risk of pregnancy is around 10% for women aged 40-44 years old,  and 2-3% for women aged 45-49 years old.

The risk may not be zero for women over 50 years old.

In women over 45 years, who have not menstruated for one year, the probability of subsequent menstruation (which could be ovulatory) is estimated to be 2-10%.

There is a clearly established need for contraception until menopause is fully established.

Read more: Contraceptive Methods In Premenopausal Women


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About Catherine: I am mom to three grown sons, two grandchildren and two rescue dogs. After years of raising my boys as a single mom, I remarried a wonderful man who had never had a child of his own. Unexpectedly, I found myself pregnant at 49!
Sadly we lost that precious baby at 8 weeks, and decided to try again. Five more losses, turned down for donor egg, foster care and adoption due to my age and losses - we have accepted that there will be no more babies in our house.

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