Some incorrect ideas about menopause
- Fiction. You won’t go through menopause until you are over 50 years of age.
- Fact. Most women start menopause between 45 and 55, and some as early as 35 to 45.
- Fiction. You no longer need contraception when you start menopause
Fact. Even if your periods have more or less stopped, you might still ovulate and have a fertile window when you can still fall pregnant. Medical opinion is that only when you have not had a period for over a year, it could be safe not to use contraception.