Can HRT Be Used For Contraception?
A common question is whether hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can be used as a contraceptive. HRT is used as a treatment for the symptoms of the perimenopause and post menopause. It contains very low doses of hormones and as a result it cannot be used as a contraceptive. It is worth remembering that you can still get pregnant in the perimenopause, so it is important to discuss a method of contraception with your doctor.
If you are using HRT and depending on the type you are using, the progesterone only pill or the Mirena coil can be used safely.