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Is the pull out method effective in preventing pregnancy?

Is the pull out method effective in preventing pregnancy?

NO,..Way too Risky: To get pregnant sperm needs to enter the vagina during or around the time of ovulation. At times, there is the chance that "pre ejaculate" or "pre-cum as a slang" has some sperm cells in it, so please do not rely on the Pull-out method for Birth Control! Use BC pills and condoms as well to prevent both Pregnancy and STI's. ...Read more

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Dr. Rebecca Gray
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Pregnancy Risk (Definition)

Many women have no problems with pregnancy other than the normal discomforts. Others, however, experience more serious complications that need immediate attention. You may hear your situation referred to as "high risk," and that simply means that if you had certain medical conditions before you were pregnant or had a complication during your pregnancy, you and your baby will be monitored more closely. It is extremely important that you stay in close contact with your doctor and call immediately if you experience any warning signs. Early diagnosis of a problem is important for your health ...Read more


Dr. Jason Campbell Dr. Campbell
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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
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Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medications that could interfere with your birth control
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Use barrier protection to prevent sexually transmitted diseases
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Can anyone explain abouts shots?Do we have a failure chance in preventing pregnancy through shots?What's the percentage of failure?

Can anyone explain abouts shots?Do we have a failure chance in preventing pregnancy through shots?What's the percentage of failure?

A few things: The depoprovera shot is very effective and easy to use. You will need one shot every 3 months. Most patients will have no periods but some will have irregular periods. It is an appetite stimulant. The excess hunger can cause weight gain for some. Long term use can lead to some bone loss. ...Read more

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How effective is Plan B in preventing pregnancy?

How effective is Plan B in preventing pregnancy?

It depends on when: it is taken. Plan B One-Step is up to 89 % effective when taken within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. It can reduce chance of pregnancy by up to 95% if used within 24 hours. It continues to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex, but is less effective as time passes. ...Read more

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Preventing Rabies (Checklist)

Before you travel, inquire about any local problems with rabies
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If you are bitten by an unknown or wild animal, follow up with your doctor
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Consider rabies prophylaxis if there is a high risk as deemed by your medical doctor
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Can you offer some insights about preventing pregnancy?

Can you offer some insights about preventing pregnancy?

Pregnancy: Proper and judicious use of birth control methods should be *almost* 100% effective against pregnancy. ...Read more

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Family planning iz it safe to use a loop for preventing pregnancy?

Loop?: I understand that you are planning to use some birth control method to avoid unintentional pregnancy. Loop is not a commonly used device and may have a different name to it. If you were to provide the commercial name of the device you have in mind it would help us to determine its appropriateness for use. ...Read more

Dr. L. Collins Dr. Collins
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Preventing Falls (Checklist)

Avoid throw rugs in the house
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Wear slippers with non-skid soles
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Take a tai chi or yoga class for seniors
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Work on your flexibility, balance, and strength
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Preventing Diabetes (Checklist)

Limit your sugar and carbohydrate intake
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Exercise regularly
Weekly
Watch your weight
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How effective is Blisovi 24 Fe in preventing pregnancy?

How effective is Blisovi 24 Fe in preventing pregnancy?

Birth control pills: Oral contraceptives are highly effective when used properly. Only 3 in 1000 women using OCPs will become pregnant in a year of perfectly consistent use, ie, taking 1 pill at the same time every day.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/588425 ...Read more

Dr. David Brouwer Dr. Brouwer
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Preventing Altitude Sickness (Checklist)

Drink water regularly
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Rest at the new altitude to acclimate your body
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Talk to your doctor about medications to prevent altitude sickness
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Is Ginette 35 effective for preventing pregnancy?

Is Ginette 35 effective for preventing pregnancy?

Ginette 35: Ginette 35 =ethinyloestradiol + cyproterone acetate. It is antiandrogen & protects against pregnancy. ...Read more

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How helpful is a condom from preventing pregnancy?

How helpful is a condom from preventing pregnancy?

Reliable: When used properly and exactly as directed, it is effective about 80-95% over time. It is certainly not the best method. ...Read more

Dr. Carrie Giordano Dr. Giordano
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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

Keep all of your scheduled appointments with your gynecologist
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Contact your doctor if you experience unusual symptoms
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Monitor the baby's kick counts during your third trimester
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Discuss the optimal time for delivery with your gynecologist
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What condoms are the best for preventing pregnancy?

What condoms are the best for preventing pregnancy?

Any 1 U will use: Condoms go through rigorous testing and quality control. Any condom will prevent pregnancy if used appropriately and if it maintains it's integrity. If you are concerned, use condoms that purport to be a thicker condom. "thin" condoms may break easier. Unlubricated condoms may break easier. Too tight condoms may break easier. Partner help with using foam, film, suppositiory and other may help. ...Read more

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Is male douching effective at preventing pregnancy?

Is male douching effective at preventing pregnancy?

No: What exactly do you mean by "male douching". A douche is a vaginal clean out so not sure what you mean. Patricio c. Gargollo assistant professor, pediatric urology director, pediatric urology robotic and minimally invasive surgery childrens medical center dallas 214-456-0646 www.Childrens.Com. ...Read more

Dr. Olga Sarkodie
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Pregnancy Ultrasound (Definition)

Ultrasound had allowed the visualization of internal structures of the body in a non-invasive manner. Ultrasound therefore is a good tool for the evaluation of pregnancies. Pregnancy ultrasound can be performed in all phases of pregnancy. Early ones are mainly used for confirmation of the pregnancy as well as confirming dates. Later ones can identify problems in the organ ...Read more


Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more