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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Birth Control (Overview)

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, intrauterine devices, and implants.


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Birth control, help!?

Birth control, help!?

Many options: There are many options available for effective contraception. The best method for you depends on your age, medical history, your contraceptive goals ( long term or short term), previous forms of contraception and why you discontinued them, etc. Speak to your local gyn, they will be glad to discuss your options with you. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
4 doctors shared insights

Birth Control (Overview)

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, intrauterine devices, and implants.


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How safe is birth control?

How safe is birth control?

Safer than Pregnancy: Since the birth control method is not specifed in the queston. In general, if a patient does not have contraindications to a specific method of birth control, all methods are considered safer than pregnancy, which has a higher risk of complications and mortality (death) rate). ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Tip)

Preventing Pregnancy

Find/take your pill before your brush your teeth so you can't leave your house without doing it! ...See more

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How good is birth control?

How good is birth control?

>95%: With "perfect" use (that is : not missing pills, and taking pills at the approximately same time everyday) more than 95% effective at preventing pregnancy. ...Read more

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How much is birth control?

How much is birth control?

Depends: This depends on where you live and what kind of birth control you want. The cheapest method i know of is to use a brand of pills called sprintec. It is $12 for 3 packs at any walmart or kroger. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Tip)

Preventing Pregnancy

One per day - ideally at the same time. Don't take if over 35 yo and smoke. Spotting gen. resolves. ...See more

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How to chose birth control?

How to chose birth control?

Get informed: You can read about various forms of birth control and select the form most appealing to you. You can discuss the available options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is birth control dangerous?

It all depends: Different birth control methods have different safety profiles. It depends on a individual woman's medical circumstances. ...Read more

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How can birth control work?

Varies: That depends on the type of birth control used: condom, spermicide, iud, diaphragm, contraceptive medications. Some may provide a barrier and some may work hormonally. ...Read more

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How good is my birth control?

Discuss with doctor : Effectiveness of birth control varies depending on the method type and use by the patient. Permanent sterilization, implants, iuds are among the most effective (99% with perfect use) while pills, patches, and injections are not as effective but still reliably prevent pregnancy (94-98%). A woman's knowledge of proper timing and administration should be from extensive counseling by her doctor. ...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