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Are diaphragms safe method of birth control?

Are diaphragms safe method of birth control?

Depends : It depends on what you mean by "safe"--using a diaphragm causes no hormonal side effects, but has a higher risk of pregnancy, and pregnancy has lots of side effects. For 100 typical couples relying on a diaphragm for birth control, 12 will be pregnant by the end of a year. ...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


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What are some alternative method from birth control pills?

What are some alternative method from birth control pills?

Many options: Permanent options include vasectomy, tubal ligation or essure in office tubal. Long acting methods are implanon, iud's or Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Thier are also vaginal rings or the patch which are very similar to a pill. Finally barrier methods or abstinence. ...Read more

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What birth control methods are abortifacients?

What birth control methods  are abortifacients?

None: None of the currently available birth control methods are known to cause abortion. They prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are out of date birth control pills any less effective?

Are out of date birth control pills any less effective?

Possibly: They are stamped with an expiration date for a reason...Don't risk it! ...Read more

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What are some psychological side-effects of using birth control contraceptives or iud?

What are some psychological side-effects of using birth control contraceptives or iud?

Varies: Contraceptives that contain hormones do cause mood changes in some women. Some women have less cyclic symptoms and certainly there are emotional and psychological effects related to concerns about contraception and pregnancy possibilities. ...Read more

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Chance of pregnancy when using both male condoms and birth control pills correctly?

Chance of pregnancy when using both male condoms and birth control pills correctly?

Contraception: Something slightly less than 100%. Most modern contraceptive manufacturers will quote a 98% effectiveness. If you use multiple methods you will increase this a a bit, but you will never attain 100%. The ONLY 100% effective method id abstinence. ...Read more

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Besides condoms, what other forms of birth control don't have the side effects of birth control pills?

Besides condoms, what other forms of birth control don't have the side effects of birth control pills?

Barrier methods?: Well, depends on which side effects you're asking about, all methods have their own side effect profile. Barrier methods like a diaphragm have no side effect, and iuds have no estrogenic side effects. ...Read more

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Is the shot method of birth control considered effective?

Is the shot method of birth control considered effective?

You mean: Depo- Provera (medroxyprogesterone) yes if used properly it works very well, u must get your 1st shot on your period and after that your doc should tell u when u need the next injection and explain the benefits and possible side effects to you and u can read about it online, I have many pts who use it. ...Read more

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How effective is birth control plus the pullout method?

How effective is birth control plus the pullout method?

Confusing question: Used as directed, ocp's ( if that is what you are using) are cited as 98-99 % effective in avoiding pregnancy. The "pull out" method adds little to the process, as you are exposed to sperm in any fluids from an excited penis.A barrier (condom) plus the ocp would be the more effective combination. ...Read more

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How effective are birth control pills?

How effective are birth control pills?

95-99%: Depending on the pill type, most oral contraceptives are effective in the high 90's percentages. However, it also depends on compliance by the user - miss doses and efficacy quickly drops. While 99% sounds pretty good, that still means about 1 pregnancy in 100 women per year, and if you are that 1 pregnancy, you may not be very happy. The only 100% effective form of birth control is abstinence. ...Read more

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How deadly are the risks of birth control pills?

How deadly are the risks of birth control pills?

BCP's: There are potential serious risks with use of oral combined contraceptives. This includes; ^ risk for stroke, heart attack, blood clots, cervical cancer. Women who smoke, have diabetes, hypertension, renal diseases and vascular diseases are at higher risk. ...Read more

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How effective are the birth control pills balziva?

How effective are the birth control pills balziva?

Very effective: Just like any pill if taken correctly that pill is a generic. ...Read more

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How good are condoms and birth control pills with perfect use?

Contraception: The CDC does not estimate effectiveness with perfect use, rather with typical use. Given that, pills are 91% effective and condoms 82%. Others have estimated that with perfect use pills are 99.7% effective and condoms are 98%. ...Read more

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What are some natural/non-hormonal methods of birth control?

What are some natural/non-hormonal methods of birth control?

Barriers,surgery: Condoms, diaphragms and spermicides are simple methods.Tubal ligation, vasectomy and hysterectomy are more permanent.Each has positive or negative aspects. ...Read more

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Are condoms an effective birth control when used as the sole contraceptive?

Not 100%: With proper application technique & consistent (100%) use of condoms for each episode of vaginal intercourse there is a 2%/ year pregnancy rate. With an average degree of compliance there is a 15%/ year pregnancy rate. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of progesterone only birth control pills?

Several: Actually they are more effective than traditional sequential, combination pills because there are no hormone-free days. They do not cause strokes, blood clots or heart attacks. They may cause less decrease in your libido than combination pills which suppress testosterone production more from your ovaries. ...Read more

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What are some good brands of birth control pills?

What are some good brands of birth control pills?

Your specific needs: There are many good oral contraceptive products. Which is the best for you depends on your life style, your risk factors and other specifics. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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


Diaphragm (Definition)

This muscle separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity and expands and contracts to assist the intercostal muscles in breathing. (a diaphragm is also a birth control device ...Read more