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A 18-year-old female asked:

are oral pills safe as regular contraception?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Birth Control Pills : Yes. Of course. Millions of women use oral contraceptives every day and successfully prevent unwanted pregnancy.
Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 45 years experience
What is regular?: Oral contraceptives are one of the most effective means of contraception. For most healthy women, they are a safe choice compared with alternatives for birth control. Condoms are still the best protection against std's.

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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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