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A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the best kind of birth control..?

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Depends : There are many choices, and only a conversation with your doctor can properly identify the best choice for you. Pills, intrauterine device, nuvaring, skin implants, condoms, sponges , foam, cervical cap, etc.

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A 18-year-old female asked:

What is the safest and the best kind of birth control to use ?

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Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Individualized: Determination of the safest and best kind of birth control is specific for each person as so many variables will need to be considered, your medical history, your lifestyle, and your preferences for the sake of improving compliance, need for conception in future and of course cost etc. Decision needs to be tailored to your circumstances. Any one of the GYN in the network can help you. Take care.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Which birth control is the best to take?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That's an individual: Thing. D/w your doctor. Birth control methods include: abstinence, oral contraceptives, birth control patch, depo-provera (shot), sponge, vaginal ring, cervical cap, condom, diaphragm, iud, birth control implant, spermicide, sterilization or vasectomy.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Which birth control works best for you?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Differs by person.: That is a very individual issue. I suggest discussing this with your gynecologist. Some possibilities include diaprhagm, condom, iud, spermicides, oral contraceptive etc.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

What is the best birth control, in your opinion and why?

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Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Depends: If you never want to get pregnant again, the best thing is for you and your partner to both have your tubes tied (tubal ligation for her, vasectomy for him); if you want to consider getting pregnant, but not for several years, a Progesterone iud like mirena, (levonorgestrel) is a good choice. If you want to try for a pregnancy sooner, and can remember to take a pill every day, the pill; if forgetful, Depo-Provera provera.
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 28 years experience
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If you're worried about ovarian cancer, being on the pill for 5 years or more decreases your lifetime risk by 50%. Which pill you should be on is VERY individual - women with heavy bleeding problems do better on some pills than others. Basically, you need to go over the issues with your Dr to make the best choice for you.
Apr 17, 2012
United Kingdom
A 41-year-old female asked:

What is used for the best birth control?

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Dr. Sally Rafie
Pharmacology 13 years experience
IUDs and implant: Are the most effective methods that are also reversible. Sterilization is very effective and permanent.

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