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Birth Control Method
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Progesterone- need to be precise in taking. No clots
Estrogen- issue :clots f/u doc ...Read more
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
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
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
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