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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?

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

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


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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Does the pull out method work for birth control?

Does the pull out method work for birth control?

If you're sterile!: Male sexual secretions containing sperm are present at any point they are aroused. The pull out method just drops the volume, not the risk. It only takes one sperm getting trough to do the job. In med school we called this Vatican roulette. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do about birth control and pull out method?

Can you tell me what to do about birth control and pull out method?

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

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I am on birth control but my boyfriend didn't pull out 3 times. How likely is it that I'm pregnant?

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

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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'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?

Not sure what u mean: I am not sure are you pregnant. If you take your pills properly, they should protect you against pregnancy about 95-98% but they will not protect you against sexually transmitted diseases or aids. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Spotting on BCP's: Somewhat unusual, but can happen. Don't think that it's due to bcp's, and it certainly isn't due to skipping the sugar pills! ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting pregnant while on birth control and using the pull out method?

What are the chances of getting pregnant while on birth control and using the pull out method?

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

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I know birth control doesn't protect you 100% from pregnancy but will doing the pull out method as well help?

I know birth control doesn't protect you 100% from pregnancy but will doing the pull out method as well help?

Yes: 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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Good to excerllent: This is not the proper way to use birth control. You might as well not use anything at all if you don't take it the way its prescribed and you're supposed to. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Barrier protection: 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

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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?

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?

Absolutely: 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

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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?

It depends: Some times semen can escape before pulling out, if this was the case than u r at risk. If not than u r not pregnant, but why taking the chance? Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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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??

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??

No, Condom is a must: Birth control pills protect you from getting pregnant but does not protect you from STD, especially HIV. If having sex is painful, see your doctor ...Read more

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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

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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more