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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Very if...: If used correctly - put on the penis early, no tears, isnt allowed to fall off/out - it is about 98-99% effective. Condoms work very well without extr ... Read More

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably: Two methods of contraception used at the outset plus a Plan B pill for the failure should take care of any pre-ejaculate sperm escapees.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Contraception: The CDC does not estimate effectiveness with perfect use, rather with typical use. Given that, pills are 91% effective and condoms 82%. Others have ... Read More
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Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience in Pediatrics
Good : Good for you and your boyfriend for using condoms! it's the best way to protect yourself from sexually transmitted diseases. As far as pregnancy goe ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Newman
28 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: As good as any. Neither better nor worse.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
May interact: Topamax (topiramate) is a seizure medication that is being used for migraines. There are reports of interaction with birth control pills. There can ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Your specific needs: There are many good oral contraceptive products. Which is the best for you depends on your life style, your risk factors and other specifics. Take car ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Several...: Abstinence, IUD, condum.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No problem: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) and birth control pill act in different ways that do not conflict with each other. While taking both seems overkill in te ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
What did your doc sa: Say , most people do quite well, pills prevent pregnancy and can prevent ovarian cysts, and should make your period less heavy with less cramping if u ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
There : There are many different birth control pills...All are based on various forms of estrogen and progesterone, but the doses very quite a bit. While you ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Newman
28 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
A few: Condoms, tubal ligation, vasectomy, diaphragm come to mind.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very safe: For almost all women, the pill is very safe. The major risk is with such cardiovascular issues as hypertension or a leg/lung clot. Both are unlikely w ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
10 years experience in Pediatrics
Contraception : Yes. All 3 of those together are very protective against pregnancy. Generally speaking, pregnancy would not be an issue after a male partner has obt ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sally Rafie
12 years experience in Pharmacology
Lots of options: There are lots of birth control methods to choose from. The monthly vaginal ring and weekly skin patch are as effective as pills. There is an inject ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends on your acne: Topical tretinoin, oe adapalene are good for black comedones. Topical antibiotics are good for white comedones. If the combination of topicals are n ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Condom efficacy: Typical use failure rate: 18%.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: It's perfectly effective as a birth control due to the estrogen. The main difference is that the other hormone is typically a Progesterone in other co ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Very little: Using all those forms of contraception correctly would make it seem almost impossible to become pregnant.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends who u ask: The answer has more to do with your religious and political beliefs than science or medicine. Technically, not having sex until you are married is a f ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Finke
14 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: They are stamped with an expiration date for a reason...Don't risk it!
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rychlik
25 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Depends: It depends on the conditions you are treating. Traditional estrogen progestin containing pills are very effective in preventing pregnancy.
A female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience in Family Medicine
If : If you mean anything other than birth control pills, then yes there are other options. The NuvaRing is a good birth control method that can help regul ... Read More

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