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Is the birth control implant effective?

Is the birth control implant effective?

Yes very effective: The birth control implant is called Nexplanon. It is VERY effective at preventing pregnancy. As good as getting your tubes tied while the implant is in your arm. You can keep the implant for up to three years. Once you have it removed, you can get pregnant right away. ...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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Switching birth control pills?

Switching birth control pills?

Birth control pills: There are many types and doses of birth control pills. If one is not working well for you after three months, few side effects, talk to your doctor about changing to a different formulation or type of administration. There are also patches and rings which have the same medication but bypass the stomach and less problems with nausea. ...Read more

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Alesse birth control pill safe?

Alesse birth control pill safe?

As any: As safe as any bcps. Any med has risks. ...Read more

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Best birth control nora-be/nor-qd/micronor?

Best birth control nora-be/nor-qd/micronor?

Same: These are different brand names for Norethindrone 35 mcg, which is a Progesterone only pill for contraception. The rate of failure when used perfectly (no missed pills) is about 1 in 200 in the first year compared to a rate of about 1/1000 with birth control pills that contain estrogen and progesterone. More effective Progesterone only contraceptive choices are the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud or implanon. ...Read more

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Can missing 3 birth control pills affect period?

Can missing 3 birth control pills affect period?

Absolutely!: After missing 3 pills, most women with have breakthrough bleeding/an early period. Also, don't count on the pill for birth control. You should start over with a new pack, and using backup method (such as condoms) for a week. ...Read more

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Birth control pills use?

Birth control pills use?

Safe/effective: Not sure of your question but birth control pills are safe, effective, easy to take - 1 per day, well tolerated, and have other benefits like shorter/ lighter/ less crampy periods. ...Read more

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Is the birth control shots more effective than birth control pills?

Is the birth control shots more effective than birth control pills?

Usually...: But it is due to compliance. If you take the shot every 3 months you are more likely covered than if you take your pill 88/90 days. There are side effects for both and you and your doctor should consider those carefully when you make your decision. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin make nexplanon birth control implant less effective?

Will not decrease: The birth control implant (Implanon/Nexplanon) is extremely safe because it only releases the progestin, Etonogestrel. There is no estrogen and so the risk of clots is MUCH lower than any combined method. Failure rate is 0.05% in a year, which is almost better than getting your tubes tied. It is effective within a week of insertion and won't be affected by ANY antibiotics (except rifampin). ...Read more

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Are male birth control pills effective?

Are male birth control pills effective?

Not yet, but soon.: Male hormonal birth control pills/shots/implants are still a long ways away. Clinical trials are happening at UCLA (Harbor) and University of Washington (Seattle) and they are promising. For the time being, men can use male/female condoms, get a vasectomy, withdraw, be aware of their partner's fertile times, and abstain. Condoms probably the best option if used correctly. ...Read more

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What is monophasic birth control pills?

What is monophasic birth control pills?

Constant dose: Monophasic contraception delivers a single consistent dose of hormones. Other types such as triphasic use different doses of hormones at different points in your cycle to mimic a natural cycle. They are equivalent in efficacy. ...Read more

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Birth control stopping periods?

Birth control stopping periods?

Please explain: Please give us a little more information so i can answer your question. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills affect pregnancy?

If you are already: Pregnant , you should stop the oral contraceptive but it will not terminate an on-going pregnancy. ...Read more

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How is implanon birth control?

How is implanon birth control?

It is fine.: Implanon/nexplanon is an effective, well tolerated method of birth control that is easy to use. You just have the device implanted in the office and you are covered for up to three years. Most women tolerate very well. You can have some spotting and bleeding. For more details see your md. ...Read more

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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a birth control?

Is mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a birth control?

Yes: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is one of the safest and most effective birth control options available. It is over 99% effective. Once inserted it can stay in the uterus up to 5 years. It has few side effects. Up to 50% will have no periods within 2 years which people really like. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control nuva ring? Implannon? Pill? Shot? Mirena (levonorgestrel)?

What is the best birth control nuva ring? Implannon? Pill? Shot? Mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Best birth control: The answer depends upon the side effects that you may have, and the method of administration. I suggest choosing one, and if you are unhappy with it then change to another method. ...Read more

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Would oxyelite pill affect birth control pills?

Scary: Oxyelite pro was recalled, i don't know about oxyelite but i ll put them under same category. The scary part is we would never know its interaction with real medicines. Just stop oxyelite. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more


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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