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Which birth control method should I use?

Which birth control method should I use?

Choose one: You need to be comfortable with it. These days the iud is more popular that before--but discuss choice with yourr provider. ...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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Which is the safest birth control method?

Which is the safest birth control method?

Variable: To be frank, the answer is abstinence. However, condoms are probably the safest although there is no guarantee of protection for either party from infections. The rest involve hormone suppression, insertion of foreign objects (iud etc) or surgery. This is a very basic answer. What is safe for one may not be safe for another. ...Read more

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Which its the safest birth control method?

Which its the safest birth control method?

Birth control: The safest birth control method is abstinence, but who wants to do that! :) "the pill" has been around for decades and despite what lawyers would have you believe, is safe in the vast majority of patients. There are lots of other birth control methods out there though so it would be a good idea for you to speak to your gyn doctor who you should be getting to know if you are sexually active. ...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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How well does this birth control method work?

How well does this birth control method work?

Which one?: Please specify which birth control method you have in mind: pill, IUD, shot, condom, sponge, . ..? ...Read more

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What is the best birth control method for a teen?

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 birth control method makes you gain weight?

What birth control method makes you gain weight?

Pills and shots: The pills and shots can make your appetite larger, so I advise my patients to be aware of this. ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me what is the best birth control method for me?

Can you tell me what is the best birth control method for me?

No: Unfortunately, not without more information. Its a complicated decision in someone who is 46 years old. Do you smoke? Do you have any medical problems such as high blood-pressure, diabetes, Lupus or heart-disease? This is really a discussion that you need to have with your doctor! Best wishes! ...Read more

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Female help needed: which birth control method would you recommend?

IUD: The safest birth control method available, other than abstinence, is the intrauterine device. The iud got poor press in the 1980s due to the poor design of the dalkon shield which could cause toxic shock syndrome. No other iud has a multi-filament string, which was the design flaw of the dalkon shield. Current iuds are safe, effective & over time less expensive than brand name birth control pills. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there a difference amongst birth control methods?

Can you tell me is there a difference amongst birth control methods?

Yes: Birth-control methods vary in effectiveness, side-effects, risks, and ease of use. Deciding what method to use can be a complicated decision. Its best to do some research and discuss with your doctor what would be best for you. Regards! ...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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In your professional opinion, what is the best birth control method? Pros and cons?

In your professional opinion, what is the best birth control method? Pros and cons?

Birth control: Depovera- some have trouble getting pregnant after stopped. 3 m
Implanon progesterone -implant x 3 y, don't think about it every day, does not have the risk of blood clots like estrogen.

IUD 2 types copper & copper +progestin long term, can fall out embed perforate infection (lo risk). no clot

Pills

Progesterone- need to be precise in taking. No clots

Estrogen- issue :clots f/u doc ...Read more

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What is the best and most effective birth control method to use so in the future u can still have childern?

What is the best and most effective birth control method to use so in the future u can still have childern?

Progesterone IUD: Mirena (levonorgestrel) and skyla are iud's - they are the most effective form of birth control that still give you the ability to have children in the future. They can last up to 5 and 3 years respectively. They shorten and lighten menstrual periods. Some women will stop their periods all together. They are very safe and rapid return to fertility is normal after removal. ...Read more

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What is the safest birth control method to a person who has not yet produced or had a child yet, I want one I can use until am ready to have children.

What is the safest birth control method to a person who has not yet produced or had a child yet, I want one I can use until am ready to have children.

Many options: You have many choices for contraception that are safe and reliable prior to having children. Oral contraceptives can be used by most women. You will have to remember them daily. Long acting contraceptives such as the iud or Nexplanon (implant) are safe as well and more reliable for women who may forget to take a pill daily. Schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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Which is the preferred birth control method for pcos?

Which is the preferred birth control method for pcos?

Progesterone based: In pcos you have extra estrogen compared to progesterone. So using a Progesterone dominant birth control not only prevents pregnancy but helps balance the hormones. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, Implanon and Depo Provera are all Progesterone only and work well. Birth control pills, patches and rings tend to be progesterone-dominant (more Progesterone effect) and also work well. ...Read more

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Is nursing my baby a good birth control method?

No: This is unfortunately an old wive's tale. As mentioned ovulation and subsequent pregnancy can occur. Be aware. ...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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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

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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


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