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What effect does perimenopause have on fertility?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

During perimenopause, a woman becomes less fertile. Ovulation and menstrual periods becomes irregular and gradually stop. Pregnancy is still possible during perimenopause, however. To avoid an unwanted pregnancy, continue to use birth control until you reach menopause and have not had a period for a full year.

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