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How effective are condoms and birth control

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
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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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Condoms/BC Pills: They are effective in birth control and prevention of vds, which bc pills are not only if used proprly.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
9if used correctly: and every time they are @90-95 % effective.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Abstinence : Abstinence is actually the only 100% effective form of contraception. Condoms are actually not the most effective form of contraception either given ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Condoms and spermicide are the only OTC BC at this time. Emergency contraception is OTC, but that's not a good long-term answer. There is some discuss ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not 100%: With proper application technique & consistent (100%) use of condoms for each episode of vaginal intercourse there is a 2%/ year pregnancy rate. With ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Warren
8 years experience Family Medicine
Yes yes: birth control pills are more effective but if you have regular cycles and know about when you ovulate you can avoid that time and due a condom other t ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Should be okay: Many docs suggest you use a second form of contraceptive (condom) for the first month after you start the pill, to be sure your body has acclimated to ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
14 years experience Family Medicine
Not very: Unprotected sex will eventually lead to pregnancy or std's. That's just how it works. It's wshat we were made to do. If this is something you are s ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Very effective: 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

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