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Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
You : You can start your birth control pills anytime you'd like. If you start them during the first 5 days of your period, you are protected against pregna ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
You : You will most likely start your period when you are on the "sugar pill" part of the cycle. As long as you are taking the birth control pill, having u ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yashica Robinson White
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many options: There are many options available for effective contraception. The best method for you depends on your age, medical history, your contraceptive goals ( ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Safer than Pregnancy: Since the birth control method is not specifed in the queston. In general, if a patient does not have contraindications to a specific method of birth ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
>95%: With "perfect" use (that is : not missing pills, and taking pills at the approximately same time everyday) more than 95% effective at preventing pregn ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: This depends on where you live and what kind of birth control you want. The cheapest method i know of is to use a brand of pills called sprintec. It i ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Best for you: The best birth control method is the one that you like and the one that you will use. There are many options. Any obgyn should be able to guide you th ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It all depends: Different birth control methods have different safety profiles. It depends on a individual woman's medical circumstances.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Varies: That depends on the type of birth control used: condom, spermicide, iud, diaphragm, contraceptive medications. Some may provide a barrier and some ma ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Enggano
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Discuss with doctor : Effectiveness of birth control varies depending on the method type and use by the patient. Permanent sterilization, implants, iuds are among the most ... Read More

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