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Can birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), including hiv/aids?
No: No, birth control pills do not protect you from sexually transmitted infections or hiv/aids. They just protect you from pregnancy. The only way to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections, including hiv/aids, is through the use of barrier protection (condoms or dental dams). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Also known as oral contraceptives, birth control pills are highly effective oral medications that use hormones to prevent pregnancy. There are two main types of birth control pills: one with estrogen and progestin (also known as the combination pill) and one with just progestin. The two main ways they prevent pregnancy are: 1) The hormones thicken the cervical mucous, which keeps sperm from entering the uterus on their way to the egg; and 2) By maintaining a level of hormone in the blood stream that prevents the ...Read more
Will birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), includin hiv/aids?
STDs: Birth control pills will not protect you from anything, including pregnancy (although it makes pregnancy infinitely less likely). Condoms will provide reasonable protection from most stds, but even these can fail because of leakage or breakage. Be careful out there. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do birth control pills offer any protection from sexually transmitted infections (stis), including hiv/aids?
Is spotting a couple hours after taking birth control pills normal? I am sexually active and we don't always use protection. Im on my third month of the pill but have never spotted after taking it.
Spotting/breakthrough : Spotting/breakthrough bleeding is very common, especially within the first three cycles. Also if you do not take the pill around the same time everyday your chances of this spotting increases. If after the third pack you are still spotting you may need a different birth control pill with a different hormonal compostion. Please consult with your doctor to go over your options. Best of luck. ...Read more
Birth control pills if I am pregnant i had sexual relations without protection two days ago and i think i was in my fertil days, my boyfriend did not eyaculate but there was penetration...I need to know if i can start today taking pills for birth control.
If : If you are going to continue to have sex, then you should continue to take your birth control pills as directed. Even if you are pregnant, taking the pills will not harm the baby. As far as finding out if you are pregnant, you can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period. Unless you took the test in the last week or two, it may have been too early. A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come. If you are not pregnant, talk to your doctor about emergency contraception. You can use this if you have unprotected sex in the future. Good luck! ...Read more
This is the second month I've taken birth control pills perfectly and this month I became sexually active and had protected sex twice during the month?
Can i take my 14 year old daughter to get birth control pills? Will she have to have a pap smear? I hope not. She is not sexually active ((yet)) but i want her to be protected if and when the temptation gives in. Thanks
Yes (kind of): In general, pills with higher estrogen and lower androgen potency will help with acne, such as Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Ortho-Tri Cyclen, and Ortho Evra (others include Demulen, Brevicon, Modicon, Necon, and Mircette). As for sexual side effects, although OCPs may decrease androgens (thought to be important in libido), the particular pill doesn't seem to matter, nor do higher estrogen concentrations. ...Read more
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
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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