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A 34-year-old member asked:

what is a good contraception for young people?

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Dr. Michael Hulse
Gynecology 27 years experience
Many options.: Most contraceptives can be good options for young people. Problems like heavy, painful or irregular periods, acne or other medical issues need to be considered to determine the best choice for you. You also need to consider if you will do better with something that you have to remember daily, monthly or less frequently. Your gyn should be able to guide you in your decision.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Are there other benefits to taking the pill, besides for contraception?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: Decreases your risk for uterine and ovarian cancer. Decreases your risk for endometriosis, fibroids, anemia and lifetime risk of a hysterectomy.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

When should you remove the contraceptive sponge?

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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology 36 years experience
6 hours: The contraceptive sponge must be left in place for at least 6 hours after your last sex act. It can be left in the vagina for up to 24 hours even with multiple acts of intercourse. It’s approximately 85% effective, similar to condoms or a diaphragm at protecting against an unplanned pregnancy. Contrast that with birth control pills which are about 95% and the IUD 99% effective.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

Will I need a prescription to get the Plan B contraceptive?

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Dr. Matt Pflieger
Family Medicine 40 years experience
No: If you are 18 and older, then you do not need a prescription from your doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what continuous dose or extended dose contraceptive pills are?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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No placebos: The regular version of the pill has 21 tablets with medication and 7 tablets without any medication. Continuous pills have no placebos. You just take an active medication pill everyday. This method is more effective at preventing pregnancy. The main drawback is more breakthrough bleeding.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the most effective way to use the pulling-out method of contraception?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Not effective: The pullout method is not effective. It's only slightly better than trying to concieve.

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