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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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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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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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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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Can douching after sex prevent sexually transmitted infections?

Can douching after sex prevent sexually transmitted infections?

Not likely: It is possible, but not likely. Once a bacteria or virus have been transmitted, physical douching will not likely dislodge them. Safe sex practices, especially condom use, are the best strategies to prevent stis. ...Read more

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How to prevent getting sexually transmitted infections? It will be my first time.

How to prevent getting sexually transmitted infections? It will be my first time.

Barrier protection.: If you will have sex. Know your partners past. Been promiscuous? Important point. If you will have sex than a condom for the male is essential. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Std (Definition)

This is a disease which can be transmitted from one person to another person through sexually related activities. This does not limit these activities to heterosexual intercourse, but encompasses all modalities of human-to-human sexual activity. It does not include illnesses that may make an individual more susceptible to a condition because of a sexual ...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