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Can You Tell Me About The Withdrawal Method Of Birth Control
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
Yes: Nexplanon/Implanon is a highly effective implantable contraceptive. Effective for 3 years. most common side effect is irregular periods in about 25% of users. can range from no periods to daily bleeding or spotting. Breakthrough bleeding can be treated with birth control pills or estrogen but the bleeding often recurs. Weight changes, usually gain, can occur. Mood changes are not uncommon. ...Read more
No: Unfortunately, not without more information. Its a complicated decision in someone who is 46 years old. Do you smoke? Do you have any medical problems such as high blood-pressure, diabetes, Lupus or heart-disease? This is really a discussion that you need to have with your doctor! Best wishes! ...Read more
Highly effective: Implanon is a highly effective Progesterone only birth control. A match-stick like insert is placed in the arm and is good for 3 years. The most common side effect is abnormal bleeding, sometimes unscheduled or unpredictable bleeding and sometimes no bleeding at all. Other less common se include headache, weight gain, breast tenderness, nausea, or mood swings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you tell me what happens to a woman's body with the discontinued use of the birth control pill?
Return to normal: Most women resume their normal ovarian function. If you were not ovulating before starting pills you still might not ovulate. ...Read more
Monophasic OCP: Monophasic OCP's can be used continuously for many months at a time. This will totally suppress your cycle. Withdrawal bleeding can be scheduled at your convenience. Seasonale / Seasonique were specifically designed for this, but others will work as well and are of course cheaper... Talk to your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abstinence: The truthful answer to your question is abstinence - not having sex. This is the only method that guarantees pregnancy prevention. The others all are about the same - they have about a 98% success rate if used appropriately and with every sexual encounter. But that still means 1-2 out of every 100 will still get pregnant with these methods, and if you are that 1-2 person, you will be pregnant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Side effects: Here is a list of common ones" http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/combination-birth-control-pills/basics/risks/prc-20014056 ...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
So I can decide whether the inconvenience of condoms is worthwhile, can you tell me how detrimental the hormones in birth control pills are?
Depends: There r advantages as well risks to birth control pills and the balance depends on a lot of things like your age, any medical conditions, and smoking status.There are also other options like the 2 IUDs that r available.The condoms are the best 4 decreasing the risk of STDs but the other choices are better for preventing pregnancy which has it's own health risks.Discuss your precise risks with doct ...Read more
I want to take birth control. What do you think is the least affective kind of birth control? Or what is the best kind of birth control?
Depends: The least effective is the one that annoys you that you don't do/take. For some women, taking a pill is super hard, for others, it's easy, or they set an alarm. The most effective in terms of preventing pregnancies are the iud and the implanon. Condoms and withdrawal are the least effective at preventing pregnancy. But honestly, the best birth control is the one that you like and that you use! ...Read more
Medline: You can find medical statistics through nih national institutes of health. ...Read more
There are many: Birth control methods include: abstinence, oral contraceptives, birth control patch, depo-provera (shot), sponge, vaginal ring, cervical cap, condom, diaphragm, iud, birth control implant, spermicide, sterilization or vasectomy. They vary in efficacy ; possible side effects. Discuss this with your physician to see what would be your best option. ...Read more
3.5 months post partum, breastfeeding and using withdrawal method. Is this an effective method of birth control?
How much the BMI of 25-27 of my gf can affect the effectiveness of Belara? Should we use more than withdrawal as a backup method for birth control?
Withdrawal ineffecti: You should know that withdrawal is NOT a backup method at all. Your girlfriend could still get pregnant. Condoms can slip off, have a hole or slip partially off. By themselves don't provide the best of methods of birth control but they do offer protection from STDs. Your girlfriend could use foam or cream spermatocide with you using a condom. This would be more effective. ...Read more
I have been taking the birth control for two months straight ( no withdrawal bleeding in between). I already talked to my doctor about doing this, and?
What is: your question? It is not unusual for this to happen in one cycle but two cycles without withdrawal bleeding indicates that the pills may be a bit too "strong" for you! Speak with your GYN or Family Health Provider about this! BTW RARELY a pregnancy can occur if conception occurs before you start the pill! Take an OTC Preg Test to be sure!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
I started birth control ortho try cylen four days ago. If I have sex and use the withdrawl method on the 7th day will I be protected from pregnancy?
Withdrawal: When coming off birth control the body will attempt to recalibrate itself. This may result in unpleasant side effects that include erratic mood, increases in sensory sensitivity (e.g. Smells and scents), breast tenderness, reduced breast size, inconsistent or heavy menstruation, cramping, acne and some weight loss. ...Read more
Stopped my birth control had withdrawal bleed and then I have spotted on two occasions. Why does this happen ?
While taking seasonique birth control, using condoms and withdrawal, what are the chances of conception?
Is it possible to get your natural period 2 weeks after the withdrawal and 3 weeks after stopping birth control?
How long does birth control withdrawal bleed last? Mine's come of the 2nd off active pills and is very light. Is it normal?
I just went of birth control (b/c of side effects & getting an IUD in a few months.) what can I do to lessen the withdrawal effects?
I am taking birth control continuously. I accidentally took a few inactive pills and now I am having withdrawal bleeding. Can I stop it?
Start a new pack: If you are taking oral contraceptive pills continuously and then take inactive pills, you are correct, you will get withdrawal bleeding. You did not mention how many days of inactive pills you have taken. There are 7 days of inactive pills in a 1-month pill pack. The withdrawal bleed usually starts (and ends) during the 7 days of inactive pills. Starting a new pack will stop withdrawal bleed. ...Read more
I have started what i think is withdrawal bleeding from stopping my birth control (apri) pill how long after will i ovulate?
2 weeks: When stopping birth control pills with the last pill in the package, not anytime before, ovulation can be anticipated 2 weeks from stopping the pill. This calculation still comes with a significant margin of error. If pregnancy is desired, pregnancy tests a week apart from the day of the first anticipated period after stopping the pill will catch a pregnancy early. Else, condoms until next period ...Read more
So I just stopped taking birth control pills yesterday. I'm on day seven of withdrawal bleeding. The bleeding is very light. Is that worryworth?
What are goals?: You may find your period is less controlled and heavier now that you are not on birth control. If you are not planning to get pregnant at this time you may want to consider going back on them for cycle control. You can track your cycles over the next few months ands if you are satisfied. ...Read more
Can withdrawal bleeding on birth control be very light and dark brown, and start the first day off the active pill? Or is this implantation bleeding?
About 3 days: withdrawal bleeds are caused by the destabilization of the lining of the uterus when it is no longer exposed to the progesterone component of your birth control pill. restarting birth control pills after you have started bleeding can shorten your period but will not stop it instantly because the process has already started I would expect about three days. ...Read more
If your birth control pill fails, can you accidentally ovulate 2 days after your withdrawal bleed ends?
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