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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. Hirenkumar Italia
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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


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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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How effective are male condoms for preventing pregnancy?

How effective are male condoms for preventing pregnancy?

Safe sex: When used properly condoms have a 2% failure rate for preventing pregnancy. In careless hands, condoms can have an 18% failure rate. So used properly, condoms are very effective , but not perfect. Any time you have sex, there is some risk associated with it. Adding spermicide, a diaphragm or the pill will of course further reduce pregnancy risk. ...Read more

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How well does emergency contraception work to prevent pregnancy?

How well does emergency contraception work to prevent pregnancy?

89 %: Plan b or emergency hormonal contraception is almost 90% effective if it is used within 72 hours of intercourse, and there has only been one ejaculation in that time frame. ...Read more

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How effective is progesterone in pill form at preventing pregnancy?

How effective is progesterone in pill form at preventing pregnancy?

Not very: Real Progesterone (as opposed to the artificial Progesterone like drugs found in birth control pills) is not a reliable contraceptive and is often used to help reduce miscarriage risks. ...Read more

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Mini pill/ nor-qd pill - are they just as good at preventing pregnancy?

Mini pill/ nor-qd pill - are they just as good at preventing pregnancy?

Yes: They just don't provide very good cycle control, i.e. Bleeding is unpredictable and often frequent. ...Read more

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What are the other options to prevent pregnancy other than using emergency contraception?

What are the other options to prevent pregnancy other than using emergency contraception?

Birth Control: Wow. That is a first. There are condoms, diaphragms, birth control pills, shots, implants. There are iuds. Dozens of different options that are easy, effective and safe. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more