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Are condoms good for birth control

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
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 17-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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 23 years experience
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
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Cassity
Emergency Medicine 42 years experience
No...it's NOT a good idea! BCPs are only for prevention of pregnancy and give absolutely NO protection against STDs. Only a properly used condom can... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
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
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Pregnancy unlikely: Using one RELIABLE birth control method correctly all the time, works very well. Using 2 birth control methods works even better than very well. Howev... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Atkins
Pediatrics 11 years experience
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
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
May need to break: this up into more than one question. Recommend asking one clear and specific question per entry. Re-ask.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: The answer is more a social one.Both can prevent pregnancy, but only the condoms can provide some protection from sexually transmitted diseases ( and ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine 38 years experience
BCPs: Both condoms and birth control pills are effective if used properly. It is easier to use birth control pills correctly, so they end up being more effe... Read More

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