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Spartanburg, SC
A 18-year-old female asked:

Which is the best and most effective birth control other than pills? what's the side effects for each? any other information?

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Dr. Daniel Lee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
IUDs: Mirena (levonorgestrel) and paraguard. Both are more effective than pills. Main side effect is spotting.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

How effective are different kinds of birth control? Do they have side effects?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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See below: Tubal ligation/vasectomy 99.9% effective. Depoprovera/iud 99% effective, birth control pills 95% effective, condom/diaphragm 90 % effective.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to start birth control pills?

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Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Sunday start: Take your first pill on the sunday immediately follolwing the onset of your period. Most pills give you the option of a sunday start or starting on the fifth day of your cycle. Sunday is an easy day to remember every cycle so it is frequently recommended. Remember to use back-up protection (condoms) for the first cycle.
Rosedale, NY
A 18-year-old female asked:

What form of birth control is best? The shot or the pill?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Whatever works for u: Whether it is the pill or shot matters little as long as you take the pill regularly everyday and obtain your shots q 3 months as needed. both will work to prevent pregnancy.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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