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Partner had successful vasectomy. Sperm count at zero. I'm on birth control. We use condoms and withdrawal method. Chances of pregnancy?

Partner had successful vasectomy. Sperm count at zero. I'm on birth control. We use condoms and withdrawal method. Chances of pregnancy?

No sperm: No sperm, no pregnancy possible. The main reason to continue using condoms is to protect against STDs. Birth control pills are 99% protective against pregnancy. Withdrawal method unnecessary given partner has had a vasectomy, you are on birth control pills and you are using condoms. ...Read more

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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more


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Pull out method 7 days before ovulation. percentage of not getting pregnant?

Pull out method 7 days before ovulation. percentage of not getting pregnant?

High but Dangerous: If you are accurate at predicting ovulation this could work. However, ovulation can occur anywhere from day 6 to 21. As many as 3% of women are fertile on the day they expect menses because ovulation can vary so much. Withdrawal contraception has a very high failure rate for these reasons. ...Read more

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Use ovulation kit on projected ovulation day?

Use ovulation kit on projected ovulation day?

Yes: Best to get the kind where you use it every day so that you do not miss ovulation. If you are 48 and trying to conceive, do not wait too long before you see a fertility specialist. ...Read more

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Please describe three contraceptive methods that prevent ovulation?

Please describe three contraceptive methods that prevent ovulation?

Ovulation prevention: The several methods to prevent ovulation are all hormone related, the are different formulations of the same type of product and can be the implant (implanon, depo-provera) etc), birth control pill ( various), the patch (ortho evra) or the vaginal ring (nuva-ring). All these do the same thing to prevent ovulation. Other methods of birth control may block implantation (iud) or tubal ligation. ...Read more

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Protected sex with condom no breakage , 3 days before ovulation as calendar predicts, no ejaculation, chances?

Protected sex with condom no breakage , 3 days before ovulation as calendar predicts, no ejaculation, chances?

Good but not perfect: Calendar predictions are good but not prefect . Condom real good protection but not perfect. To get 100% protection use condom plus another way of preventing pregnancy like pills. ...Read more

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Is ova cue (ovulation predictor) usefull as a contraceptive? What is the best hormone free contraceptive method?

Is ova cue (ovulation predictor) usefull as a contraceptive? What is the best hormone free contraceptive method?

No and abstinence: The ovacue can predict ovulation but is not recommended as a contraceptive device. Abstinence is of course the best hormone free contraceptive. Next, condoms and devices such as IUD's. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are contraception implants reliable?

YES!: They are as effective a surgical sterilization! so very effective and completely reversible. ...Read more

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On birth control + withdraw method.. pregnancy test negative 3 days before period supposed to start.. what are chances I'm pregnant?

On birth control + withdraw method.. pregnancy test negative 3 days before period supposed to start.. what are chances I'm pregnant?

Too soon to know: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Do home ovulation prediction kits really work?

Do home ovulation prediction kits really work?

Yes : If you follow the directions properly they do wrok! ...Read more

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During intercourse used condom and interupption method (with condom).took postinor also.any chance of pregnancy??

During intercourse used condom and interupption method (with condom).took postinor also.any chance of pregnancy??

Minimal: there is always a remote chance but with the history above it is highly unlikely you would get pregnant. ...Read more

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Is the pull out method safe during ovulation?

Is the pull out method safe during ovulation?

NO!!!!: ...To get pregnant, your sperm needs to enter her vagina during or around the time she was ovulating. At times, there is the rare 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! You are playing with Fire, and you will eventually get burned! ...Read more

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How are fertile & ovulating different?

How are fertile & ovulating different?

Fertile: Fertile means you have the ability to achieve a pregnancy. Ovulating is the term used when the woman's ovary releases an egg each month. You are typically most fertile around the time you are ovulating. ...Read more

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Are signs of ovulation predictable for contraception?

Are signs of ovulation predictable for contraception?

No: Signs of ovulation are not sufficient to provide contraception. The signs of ovulation, like cervical or vaginal fluid, or ovarian pain, are not always present when ovulation occurs. Sperm can last a long time in the cervix after ejaculation, so timing is not a good method of contraception. ...Read more