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How Do Women Condoms Work
These are mostly closed end tubes of latex and occasionally other materials to cover the penis during intercourse and prevent pregnancy and disease transmission. A wise person uses them when the history of their partner is unknown. There are some available for women's use ...Read more
Great not Perfect: Used absolutely perfectly, only 2% of women a year will still get pregnant when their partners use condoms. But 18% of women get pregnant in general with condoms since condoms are often used carelessly. Use spermicide with condoms. For latex condoms, water-based lubricants, such as k-y jelly or astroglide are safe but oil based lubricants like petroleum jelly, damage the condom and make it leak. ...Read more
Natural condoms: Natural condoms (lambskin, others) are effective for pregnancy protection, but can still allow smaller viruses and bacteria through, so should not be used to protect against stds, including hiv. There are other synthetic rubber non-latex condoms (durex bare, lifestyle skyn, others) available if you want/need to avoid latex. ...Read more
Here are some...: Some kinds of condoms may be manufactured with coating on condoms so to add additional protection by killing sperms in contact and uplift their selling pitch. Nonetheless due diligence and vigilance in practicing safe sex are still main ingredients for succeeding in contraception. More? Ask doc timely. ...Read more
Protected Sex: The most reliable way to prevent disease transmission, short of celibacy, is to have a monagamous relationship with one partner who has no sexually transmitted diseases. This can be tough when one has not yet settled down. Until then, use condoms and choose partners wisely. Pre-coital testing is something that is not unreasonable to some people. ...Read more
Here are some...: Theoretically, a 99% success could be expected, but still lack solid data to reveal the success rate of contraception with condom+spermicide. Hence, still do HPT in a wk after missing period and repeat it in another wk if the first HPT is (-) & still in doubt since no known contraceptive has ever reached 100% success. More on contraception? Go to http://www.formefirst.com/sexcontraception.html. ...Read more
Birth Control: Hello AndreaA299. Some package inserts advise protection after 7 days but I advised condoms for at least a month after initiating a contraceptive. For maximum protection against pregnany and the only available protection against sexually transmitted diseases, I suggest condom use each and every time even after that first month. For consults, my link is healthtap.com/vanessanealmd code PNYTKV. ...Read more
BCP: Works in three ways, 1- by inhibiting ovulation, 2-by creating a very thin lining(endometrium), making it difficult for a fertilized egg to implant in the uterus, 3-creates a hostile cervical mucus that doesn't allow the sperms to undergo capacitation and swim freely upstream. Also decreases to motility of the tubes making it difficult for sperm and egg to get together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Magic pills?: There is no magic pill. If you are referring to the supplement, it is a combination of organic substances that are supposed to be natural. Over the counter supplements are not regulated by the fda and not always well studied. Things like the "magic pill" supplement are usually gimmicky items. If you want a "magic pill" eat healthy, clean, low in saturated fats, cut sodas increase physical activity. ...Read more
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What to do if I do not want to use birth control for personal reasons. can a marriage work with only using condoms?
This is tough. : A marriage can work but you will both have to realize the setbacks with condoms (breakage and realize you may still get pregnant). So make sure you and your spouse are on the same page about children, money and pregnancy before having sex. Condoms protect from illness though and thats their advantage. ...Read more
Yes: Unless your allergic to latex, condoms are safe to use, and should be used to prevent std's even when on ocp's. The newer generation of pills are low dose. The great majority of women, weight should not be affected. You should always watch your diet, eat healthy, excercise, and drink plenty of water. Weight gain is mostly do to sedentary life styles while consuming high caloric meals. ...Read more
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