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In our recent survey of women ages 35-64, we found particularly interesting results regarding oral contraception, menopause and hormone therapy.
Turns out, more than half of respondents are on (or have tried) birth control pills, and finding the right pill can be a real-life Goldilocks situation — it can take a few tries to find the right solution.
Here’s more on the key findings from our survey:
More younger respondents (61%) reported trying between two and four birth control pills compared to 39% of respondents ages 55-64.
Another reason for making a switch? Fewer physical side effects.
Younger respondents also chose birth control pills to help with acne and PMS.
It’s nice to see conversations with a professional taking the top spot. The internet is still popular: Thirty-nine percent of respondents ages 45-54 and 31% of respondents ages 55-64 get information about menopause through online search engines.
Thirty-four percent of respondents ages 45-54 said they had a conversation when they brought up menopause.
Only 8% of respondents currently take hormone therapy. Of those, 61% prefer to take a pill vs. gel or cream foam.
Of the respondents on hormone therapy, 42% would choose a plant-based product.
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