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Can the birth control pill help relieve perimenopausal symptoms?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

For many women, taking the Pill in their late 40s and early 50s can help relieve hot flashes and other unpleasant symptoms of perimenopause, gynecologist Dr. Carolyn Westhoff tells Dr. Oz. In this video, she explains how the birth control pill differs from hormone replacement therapy.


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