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is withdrawal an effective contraceptive

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacob Tal
Dr. Jacob Tal answered
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Alternative CP: The rhytm method works well in women who have regular periods and can follow the changes occuring in the cervical mucus during cycle. The withdrawl m ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Neither work well: Withdrawal doesn't work because the erect penis is leaking sperm constantly. It only takes one to impregnate.The rhythm method,also called Vatican rou ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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DUB: Some people experience hormone withdrawal bleeding which in a few can be quite serious. Otherwise nothing horrendous in the majority of users
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: I am not sure what you mean by "withdrawal bleeding", but as a medical term it means normal menses. This should occur during birth control use.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Selina Tsogang
Specializes in
Hormonal changes: This is just withdrawal from the hormones in the injection. The brownish discharge will limit itself soon. The injection can take up to 18 months to c ... Read More
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Dr. Audrey Lance
14 years experience Gynecology
Birth control: It is ok to start birth control now. It is a good idea to take a pregnancy test if you had unprotected sex. However, if a woman becomes pregnant and i ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
44 years experience Pediatrics
BCPs: Sometimes break thru bleeding is unavoidable, even when regulating periods with birth control pills. No worries as long as excessive bleeding (2-3 wks ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
You need to: discuss the details with your doctor. Neither is "better" in all cases. If you've overweight, eat less and exercise more.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Birth control: Birth-control is highly effective when taken correctly. The withdrawal method is very ineffective. If you are using birth control correctly then addin ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
One of the worst: This is one of the least effective birth control methods with about a 20 % failure rate. If you do not want to be pregnant then schedule a visit to di ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: The theroretical or "perfect" use of a contraceptive gel or cream should approach 85-90 % but actual use is closer to 75-80%. The difference results ... Read More
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