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Can birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), including hiv/aids?

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 more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Birth Control Pills (Definition)

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


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Will birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), includin hiv/aids?

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 more

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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: It is not inappropriate to prescribe birth control to a teenager. It is not necessary to perform a pap or pelvic unless there are symptoms of a problem. It is an excellent idea for you to be prepared and to prepare your daughter to be safe and responsible. ...Read more

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I've been taking birth control pills for 7 months and my periods have been fine but this week it was light. What can this mean? I'm sexually active

I've been taking birth control pills for 7 months and my periods have been fine but this week it was light. What can this mean? I'm sexually active

Natural variation: Small variations in menstrual bleeding are normal, even on birth control pills. Get HPV vaccine. Practice safe sex; see this site for safer sex guidelines: http://www.aids.org/topics/aids-factsheets/aids-background-information/what-is-aids/safer-sex-guidelines/ ...Read more

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If you are sexually active what should you use a condom or take birth control pills? If so what type of pills?

If you are sexually active what should you use a condom or take birth control pills? If so what type of pills?

More info required: If you are using the condom that would be a female condom. You can use bc pills, but they have their problems including increasing stroke risk and don't protect from vd. Condoms can break, but at least they won't give you a stroke. I suggest you visit: planned parenthood basics, lakewood – lakewood, ca 5519 e. Del amo blvd lakewood, ca 90713 p: 800.576.5544 | f: 213.284.3380. ...Read more

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Is there a birth control pills that helps with acne and has no sexual side effect?

Is there a birth control pills that helps with acne and has no sexual side effect?

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

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I'm on birth control pills and I have my period 2 weeks in a row. What could that mean? I'm also sexually active.

I'm on birth control pills and I have my period 2 weeks in a row. What could that mean? I'm also sexually active.

Amenorrhea: Sometimes your period stops completely while on the birth control pill. However, since many teens skip pills, I would check a pregnancy test in case you are pregnant on the pill. ...Read more

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Currently missed 4 birth control pills, today June 24 I started to bleed heavy thick blood but not it has stopped and I am sexually active. ?

Currently missed 4 birth control pills, today June 24 I started to bleed heavy thick blood but not it has stopped and I am sexually active. ?

Don't worry: just get a pregnancy test to be m sure , if pregnant take courage please adoption never abortion for that is murder, but you can only get pregnant about 5-6 days a month , usually day 15 of a 30 day cycle and your cervical mucus gets more watery then , the sperm lives about 4-5 days and the egg 1-2 days , if they don't unite then there will not be a pregnancy , may have just had hormonal imbalance ...Read more

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On birth control pills day 1 of period its been 2weeks i have not stop spotting dark/clots of period..sexual contact in between after 7th day normal?

On birth control pills day 1 of period  its been 2weeks i have not stop spotting dark/clots of period..sexual contact in between after 7th day normal?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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Do i still need to drink birth control pills even if im not sexually active because i just had a csection.

Do i still need to drink birth control pills even if im not sexually active because i just had a csection.

No: Birth control pills are not medically necessary following a c- section and may suppress milk production if you are nursing. If you are not nursing, they will help you with suppressing your milk production if you desire. Just remember that it takes some time to become effective after you start taking them again (usually 1-2 weeks). ...Read more

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I want to know how to counteract the loss of sexual desire, caused by birth control pills 2 mg dienogest + ethinyl estradiol 0.03.

Try a different: It is not very common to have that side effect but some women do. There are many other birth control options you can choose from. Consider trying something new. ...Read more

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4 weeks ago i missed 2 birth control pills in a week ever since then I have had a light period and I have been sexually active during this time?

4 weeks ago i missed 2 birth control pills in a week ever since then I have had a light period and I have been sexually active during this time?

Breakthrough bleed : Breakthrough bleeding is common but not normal therefore there is no normal time for it to last. When you skip pills you trigger bleeding. The birth control pills will regulate eventually. Consider another birth control method if remembering to take your pill is hard. ...Read more

Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Hiv (Definition)

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


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