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Birth Control Pulls
I am on birth control pulls and I wanted to start taking pueraria mirifica. Will the pueraria mirifica interfere with the effectiveness of the pill?
Why?: No one can tell you the answer because, in the case of an unregulated substance like this, no one can even tell you what is in the bottle or that the reported dose is correct. There is no scientific evidence that this supplement has any medical benefit at all, so why chance it? ...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
When I wipe I see blood and it's not my period and I can't be pregnant because Iam on birth control pulls and I used a condom. What could be going on?
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
Is there a chance I could get pregnant on birth control? He pulls out and I haven't missed any pills, I take them at the same time every single day
I had sex and this wasn't the first time, and I bled a lot. Is this normal? I'm on birth control and my boyfriend pulls out.
Post-coital bleeding: Post-coital (after sex) bleeding isn't uncommon and can be simply a result of over-enthusiasm. However, we shouldn't just assume that to be the case as infections etc can also cause bleeding. Therefore, it's still a good idea to see your Family Doc or GYN for evaluation & treatment as necessary. Using birth control is great idea but he should still wear a condom, even if pulls out, to prevent STDs ...Read more
If I am on birth control and my bf pulls out a long time before he cums, could I be pregnant and is there sperm in precum?
12hrs late for birth control pill. My bf pulls out, been on pill for almost a year but was late on the 5th day of the new pack. Is Pregnancy likely?
Birth control: Depends where you are in the cycle, buy a pregnancy test, and 12 hours is not terrible just take two if you do not want to be pregnant. Call your gyn to confirm ...Read more
Use other methods!: To get pregnant sperm needs to enter the vagina during or around the time of ovulation. At times, there is the rare chance that "pre ejaculate" or "pre-cum as a slang" has some sperm cells in it, so please do not rely on the Pull-out method for Birth Control! Use BC pills and condoms as well to prevent both Pregnancy and STI's. ...Read more
I am on birth control but my boyfriend didn't pull out 3 times. How likely is it that I'm pregnant?
Hmmm...: Any fertile woman having sex with a fertile man can get pregnant. However, any woman properly taking her birth control pills every day, can have sex on any day as often as she wishes, and should not be getting pregnant (unless she is unlucky and has a "pill failure"). So, the real question is, "How likely is it that I get pregnant? " The answer is, "Unlikely, " regardless of what the penis does. ...Read more
Is it okay to use the "pull out" method during the first week of switching from one birth control prescription to a new?
I always view: That as like russian roulette.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm on birth control for my fourth month on my last pill. I did have unprotected sex twice this month while using the pull out method. What's wrong?
I have been on birth control for 2 months now I skipped my sugar pulls last month and I've had very light bleeding every day all day for the past 2wks?
Too high: If his penis is erect enough to penetrate during intercourse, then there are already enough live sperm at the tip of the penis to get you pregnant, even if he never ejaculates at all. The closer he gets to an orgasm, the more sperm will be at the tip. And of course there is no protection against STDs at all. If you want to avoid pregnancy, use a better method than withdrawl (pull out method). ...Read more
I know birth control doesn't protect you 100% from pregnancy but will doing the pull out method as well help?
And adding a condom will decrease it further, and adding spermicidal jelly even more.
But failure rates of bcp's is very low. About 3/1000. ...Read more
Had unprotected sex last night without using the pull out method and took lutera birth control ten min late, am I safe?
When does Lutera Birth Control become effective after a Sunday start to where unprotected sex can be had without using the pull out method?
I started lutera birth control 23 days ago, can I have unprotected sex without using the pull out method now that I've finished the 21 pills?
Safe sex: After 2 weeks you are generally pretty safe to have unprotected sex, although the odds of pregnancy continue to drop until they reach maximum effectiveness at about a month on the pill (3 weeks of hormone + 1 week placebo for your cycle). As with other birth control pills, they don't protect against STD's, so if you have a concern, remember to use a condom. Good luck! ...Read more
I'm on birth control + pull out and always neg preg tests but me and my boyfriend can't stop thinking I'm preg, had all periods aslwell. Options?
Stop having sex: Stopping sex stops the possibility of pregnancy, and all such worries will vanish (or else it's time to see the doctor for psychological symptoms). Then, set up a plan together... to get married, settle down, secure good jobs (that provide health insurance, because babies visit the doctor often), and then having sex won't be a worry. At that time, even an accidental pregnancy is a nice accident. ...Read more
I am on birth control (i take it pretty regularly) and my partner uses the pull-out method during sex. What are the chances of pregnancy?
I often take my birth control a day late sometimes two, and my fiance doesn't use condoms or pull out, what are the chances I'm pregnant?
Had sex early the morning after my "most fertile day". I'm on birth control and I take it regularly. Pull out method used - should I worry?
Not about pregnancy: Birth control pills work very well when used correctly, just by themselves. ...Read more
I had sex using the 'pull out' method. Although he did it successfully but I'm still worried since I can't take any birth control pill. Please help.
Pull out is not a reliable method of contraception. If you can not take the pill, use barrier contraception. Your male partner should use condom all the time every time. You may consider an IUD or at least a diaphragm and spermicidal jelly.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
My girlfriend & I had unprotected sex 2 nights ago. That was her 11th day on birth control. I did not use the pull out method. Could she be pregnant?
Your timing was pretty good -- if trying to get pregnant. But if this wasn't her first cycle on oral contraceptives, you can feel greater than 95% certainty of protection, not as certain if she just started the oc's.
If early confirmation is desired, serum pregnancy will usually show positive results within 6 days of conception. ...Read more
If you discontinue your birth control, two weeks before you ovulate, then have sex the day you ovulate, no protection, pull out, what are the chances?
Condoms are painful for me, that's why I went on birth control pills, So I wouldn't have to use them. If he pulls out, plus pills, I'm well protected??
I'm on the birth control patch. I took my patch off last Tuesday, and my husband and I had sex that Thursday-he didn't pull out. Could I be pregnant?
I got my birth control december 12th and the same day I had unprotected sex and he didn't pull out. I've been nauseous and have been having dull aches?
Be seen: That sounds like you may have a viral illness, but you could also be pregnant. Be seen to be evaluated. ...Read more
Hey docs. I'm 18 and I have a question. My girlfriend has recently stopped taking her birth control. It's been about 3-4 weeks now. We had unprotected sex one day before ovulation. We used the pull out method. It's been about 4 days now and she isn't sur
Pull-out=bad method: Unfortunately, your question is cut off at the end. It is very important, however, to address the ineffectiveness of the"pull-out"method, which involves stopping sex before ejaculation occurs. In addition to the possibility of withdrawing too late, sperm can be found in the lubricating fluid preceding ejaculation. The pull-out method is not birth control.Unless pregnancy is desired, condoms are needed. ...Read more