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How should I protect myself against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STI) in my later years?

You can still become pregnant until your monthly bleeding has stopped for one full year. To prevent unwanted pregnancy, you should continue to use a family planning method during that time.

If you are using a hormonal method of family planning (the pill, injections, or implants), stop using it around the age of 50 to see if you are still having monthly bleeding. Use another method of family planning until you have no monthly bleeding for one whole year (12 months).

Unless you are certain neither you nor your partner has an STI, including HIV, be sure to use a condom each time you have sex - even if you can no longer become pregnant.