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Active. What is the best birth control method for a teen?

Active. What is the best birth control method for a teen?

BCP : The pill is simple and easy to use and most of them have low incidence of breakthrough bleeding. The maturity of the teenager and how willing is she to take a pill daily has a lot to do as well. ...Read more

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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


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What is the best birth control method for a teen?

Abstinence is 100%: Technically, the best birth control method is abstinence, because it is 100% effective at preventing pregnancy. However, if you are sexually active, then a combination of oral contraceptives and barrier protection (e.g., condoms) is the best method of preventing pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about which oral contraceptives would work best for you. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control method for teens?

What  is the best birth control method for teens?

The one u will use: The best control is the one you will use. Different people will make different choices. There are lots of options. I prefer options where teens don't have to remember something daily. Mirena (levonorgestrel) or paragard iuds are great. Implanon is a small insert that goes in your arm that can last up to 3 yrs. The depoprovera shot is once every 3 months. The pill, patch and NuvaRing are other options. ...Read more

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What is the most effective birth control method for a 47-year-old woman?

What is the most effective birth control method for a 47-year-old woman?

Hysterectomy: At 47, if you are through with childbearing, removal is the most effective form of birth control. A tubal ligation would be 2nd, and the pill third. All of these are dependent on your other health issues and may or may not meet with your needs.A frank discussion with your OBGYN may give you a better understanding of what might be best for you. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control pill for combating acne?

Low androgen pill: Androgens are a group of hormones associated with "male traits", acne, hormone-related scalp hair loss, & hair growth in unwanted areas (e.g. facial) in women. Birth control pills contain a Progesterone (androgen) & often estrogen component. Pills with a low or anti- androgen Progesterone component (e.g. Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Yasmin, etc) are often helpful for hormone-related acne. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a good and safe birth control method?

What is a good and safe birth control method?

Birth Control: This is a discussion you should have with your gynecologist. All forms of birth control that are used by physicians are safe. But they vary widely in how they work and how they are taken. The person who knows you best should help you decide this. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control pill used for women with depression?

What is the best birth control pill used for women with depression?

Progesterone: The one with least Progesterone . This hormone is the most related with depression. If you consider the Progesterone containing iud, Mirena (levonorgestrel) , then you get the least Progesterone in your body. Also, this device has no cumulative drug effect and can be quickly removed if it worsens your depression. Remember, an unwanted pregnancy can be depressing ...Read more

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Which birth control method would be the best for someone that has HPV?

Which birth control method would be the best for someone that has HPV?

Whatever you prefer: Having HPV shouldn't make any difference. Use whatever contraceptive method you prefer or that your doctor recommends. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control for treating acne?

What is the best birth control for treating acne?

Helps acne: Birth conrol pills are helpful for acne only while you are taking them.They do not clear acne completely and the response is variable. Ortho tricyclen is a traditional choice. Other birth control can be used. Topical medications will still be necessary and if it is severe Accutane may need to be considered. ...Read more

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Which birth control option fits me the best if young and active but selective?

Which birth control option fits me the best if young and active but selective?

Depends: The best birth control (outside of abstinence) is the one that you will use regularly without fail. Many women take the daily pill, but if you cannot remember to take a pill daily then the NuvaRing or an iud or depoprovera may be a better choice for you. ...Read more

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What is the best method of birth control for pcos if you need one?

What is the best method of birth control for pcos if you need one?

The one you use. : Best form of birth control is the one that you will consistently use and use correctly. If the pill is freq missed then another method such as a nuvaring, implanon, or iud may be better. Pco is generally adeq. Addressed with any of the hormonal options. ...Read more

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What is the next best birth control option, besides for the pills?

What is the next best birth control option, besides for the pills?

IUD/Implant: Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding. They're safe, reversible, and don't affect weight gain/mood. They're almost as good as getting sterilized ...Read more

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What is the best method of birth control if im concerned about acne?

What is the best method of birth control if im concerned about acne?

OCPs: If you can take them, oral contraceptive pills are also indicated for acne, abnormal bleeding, painful cycles, and premenstrual symptoms. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best contraceptive for a teenager?

What is the best contraceptive for a teenager?

Depends on her: There is no one contraceptive that works best at any age. All birth control options except sterilization are reasonable for teens: condoms, diaphragm, pills, depo, implanon, iuds. It depends what she is willing to do. Some teens feel it is very hard to use the pill since it has to be taken every day. Depo (3 months), Implanon (3 years) and iuds (5 and 10 years) require less compliance. ...Read more

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What would you say is the very best method of birth control for someone with pcos?

BCP: Birth control pills are the best method of birth control for most women with pcos. This is because it not only prevents pregnancy, but also regulates the periods and prevents worsening of acne and hair growth. ...Read more

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Which birth control is the most effective for a female to prevent pregnancy from having unprotected sex?

Which birth control is the most effective for a female to prevent pregnancy from having unprotected sex?

Plan B: I assume that you are asking which pill can you take to prevent a pregnancy after just having had unprotected intercourse. If that is the case, and you are within 72 hours of sex (3 days), taking a single pill (plan b) is approx. 90% effective in preventing a pregnancy. There are other pill regimens as well. It is not going to be helpful if you are already pregnant. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the best birth control pill for someone with PCOS and a penicillin alergy?

Birth control: Oral contraceptives with minimum 20 mcg ethinyl estradiol ( higher doses may be needed in some )and a progestin like desogesterel/drosperinone are used after discussing risks and benefits with patients. Discuss it more with your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more