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

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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 more

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Does birth control protect entirely against pregnancy?

Does birth control protect entirely against pregnancy?

Preventing pregnancy: No method of birth control is 100% effective against pregnancy. The oral contraceptives are the most effective as are hormonal implants. ...Read more

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If hepc is sexually transmitted, do barrier methods of contraception (condoms, diaphragm) help?

If hepc is sexually transmitted, do barrier methods of contraception (condoms, diaphragm) help?

Barrier ok: We do not know why hepatitis c is not always transmitted sexually but some are - using condoms should minimize the risk, other methods are not effective. ...Read more

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What % pregnancy protection with birth control pill use?

What % pregnancy protection with birth control pill use?

Approaches 99%: With typical use, birth control pill efficacy rates is about 92%. With perfect use, efficacy rate is over 99%. Nothing is 100% except abstinence. Remember to take your pill daily around the same time of day to achieve optimal results. ...Read more

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Can all birth control pills prevent pregnancy?

Yes: All birth control pills prevent pregnancy. They are an effective form of birth control as long as you take the pills each day. They can also help your periods to be lighter and less painful, and can decrease acne. ...Read more

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How risky are oral contraceptive pills for birth control?

How risky are oral contraceptive pills for birth control?

Very safe: For almost all women, the pill is very safe. The major risk is with such cardiovascular issues as hypertension or a leg/lung clot. Both are unlikely without a previous history- self or family. Cigarettes def increase the risk heart attack and stroke. But again, very safe and ...Safer by far than pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could all types of birth control prevent sexually transmitted infections (stis)?

Could all types of birth control prevent sexually transmitted infections (stis)?

No: Most forms of birth coontrol are designed to prevent pregnancy and are not effective to prevent stds. Condoms may give some protection. ...Read more

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Chance of pregnancy when using both male condoms and birth control pills correctly?

Chance of pregnancy when using both male condoms and birth control pills correctly?

Contraception: Something slightly less than 100%. Most modern contraceptive manufacturers will quote a 98% effectiveness. If you use multiple methods you will increase this a a bit, but you will never attain 100%. The ONLY 100% effective method id abstinence. ...Read more

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Does birth control pills serve any purpose other than preventing pregnancy?

Birth control: Yes they are very useful for helping painful or irregular periods and also can help mood control. ...Read more

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Can the copper IUD (paraguard) protect against sexually transmitted infections?

Can the copper IUD (paraguard) protect against sexually transmitted infections?

IUD: No. The main protection against std is condom and monogamy. As a matter of fact if exposed to a STI the iud may promote or complicate the infection and may need to be removed. ...Read more

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Could the progesterone IUD protect against sexually transmitted infections?

Could the progesterone IUD protect against sexually transmitted infections?

No: Iud's are a great way to prevent pregnancy but they do not protect against sexually transmitted infections. You should continue to use condoms to protect yourself from infections. With Progesterone iud's the cervical mucous is thickened and there is a slight decrease risk of pelvic inflammatory disease after the 1st 2 weeks but you can still catch something. Be smart and use a condom. ...Read more

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Will doxycycline affect sprentic birth control pills?

Will doxycycline affect sprentic birth control pills?

Yes: Birth control pills are all at risk of being affected by antibiotics like doxycycline. You should use a backup form of contraceptive like condoms or abstinence for the rest of this cycle. ...Read more

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I've been on birth control pills for exactly 10 days. Are birth control pills effective at this point if I've had unprotected sex?

I've been on birth control pills for exactly 10 days. Are birth control pills effective at this point if I've had unprotected sex?

BCs: I tell my patients to use a full cycle of BC,s before using them as the only contraceptive so it is possible for you to still get pregnant ...Read more

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How not to get pregnant without using protection (condoms, pills, rings, birth control), not using protection at all?

NFP: Natural family planning, ovulation method, creighton method these are all ways of predicting when you will ovulate so you can abstain from sex and hopefully not get pregnant. You can find instructions online, but if you really want to avoid pregnancy, going to a class would be a good idea. Tho only 100% effective way to not get pregnancy is to not have sex. ...Read more

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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


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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