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Old 08-25-2005, 09:07 PM   #1
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This isn't an urgent question or anything, just something I've been wondering about lately......

My boyfriend and I plan on eventually getting married, but we never want to have children. Right now I'm on OrthoTricylen Lo, and I always take my pills at the exact same time. We don't use condoms. My question is, how long can I stay on birth control pills, in terms of long-term use?? Should I look into getting my tubes tied when I'm older? I do NOT want to get pregnant lol, ever. Just curious.

 
Old 11-07-2005, 12:10 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by BluEyez1031
This isn't an urgent question or anything, just something I've been wondering about lately......

My boyfriend and I plan on eventually getting married, but we never want to have children. Right now I'm on OrthoTricylen Lo, and I always take my pills at the exact same time. We don't use condoms. My question is, how long can I stay on birth control pills, in terms of long-term use?? Should I look into getting my tubes tied when I'm older? I do NOT want to get pregnant lol, ever. Just curious.
The pill can be used as a long term soloution providing that you get your blood pressure checked regulary to ensure everything is fine, but i dont think having your tubes tied now is the sloution because you may well change your mind, theres always other sloutions!!!

 
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:34 PM   #3
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{removed} Anyways I wouldn't suggest using birth control as a long term solution. The risks escalate at 35. Maybe getting your tubes tied would be a good solution for you. As long as you know for sure you won't have any kids. My MIL got the procedure done after her fifth child and had no complaints.

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Old 11-07-2005, 01:35 PM   #4
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Like the previous poster stated, you can use bcp for several years. I have read that it is actually better for your health to be on bcp (if you don't have any health problems and don't smoke). It actually decreases a lot of future health problems. I don't know about Ortho Lo, but I was on a low dose pill when I was breastfeeding. The nurse told me if Ididn't take the pill within 3 hours I could get pregnant on it. I don't know if it is the same for Ortho Lo. {removed}

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Old 11-07-2005, 04:05 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by BluEyez1031
This isn't an urgent question or anything, just something I've been wondering about lately......

My boyfriend and I plan on eventually getting married, but we never want to have children. Right now I'm on OrthoTricylen Lo, and I always take my pills at the exact same time. We don't use condoms. My question is, how long can I stay on birth control pills, in terms of long-term use?? Should I look into getting my tubes tied when I'm older? I do NOT want to get pregnant lol, ever. Just curious.

Yes, you can stay on the pill for a long time as long as there's no health problems. But, you might want to consider other choices if you and your boyfriend dont want children. He could have a vastomery(sorry, if it's misspelled) or you might want to consider a IUD.I'm not sure if you could get your tubes tied. I remember hearing something that doctors wont do it cause it's a much more harder opertaion to do. I think you should speak with your doctor about all your options. Good luck

 
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