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Is protection necessary: Anorexia nervosa and no periods

Patient: I’ve been with my partner for the last 3 years and have recently got out of a treatment centre for Anorexia Nervosa. My periods have not re-started, and I have not had one for several years. Me and my partner are both free from STI’s, so will contraception be necessary? I have been told that it’s possible for me to get pregnant by one doctor, and impossible by another.

 

 

Doctor: Since you have already been treated for anorexia nervosa and now are on the path to recovery, there is a high possibilit y that you may regain your menstrual cycle. Thus i would highly recommend you to use contraception just to be safe than sorry and also always use it to protect your self against STI irrespective of your current partner. I wish you all the best.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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