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I am living in Denmark and my doctor said that they recommend women to switch to an IUD from the pill after turning 30. Why?

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I am living in Denmark and my doctor said that they recommend women to switch to an IUD from the pill after turning 30. Why would this be recommended? She mentioned something about the IUD using less of a specific hormone. I just turned 30 so I am wondering how vital this might be.

I’m not quite sure as to why they would have suggested that. I would recommend discussing with your primary care doctor in Denmark to understand the recommendation a little more. Women over the age of 30 can safely have an IUD or be on combined (estrogen & progesterone) birth control. If you are over the age of 35 and smoke there can be a relative contraindication to taking the combined estrogen and progesterone pill. There are also some other contraindications over 35 including having migraines with aura and having a high blood pressure diagnosis. But otherwise we don’t typically have concerns if women stay on combined birth control over the age of 35. 

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