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Contraception (Overview)

Contraception is also known as Birth control. Contraception (birth control) is the group of methods a person can use to avoid getting pregnant, and thus avoid or delay having children until a better time in life. Birth control is family planning, and includes abstinence (not having sex), hormonal therapy (birth control pills / shots), condoms, diaphragms, IUD's (intrauterine devices), etc... Permanent birth control is sterilization, such as vasectomy or tubal ligation.


Dr. Su Fairchild
Board Certified, Integrative Medicine
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What are contraceptions that don't make you put weight on?

Dr. Su Fairchild
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What are contraceptions that don't make you put weight on?

Condoms: Condoms will not make you gain weight. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Overview)

Contraception is also known as Birth control. Contraception (birth control) is the group of methods a person can use to avoid getting pregnant, and thus avoid or delay having children until a better time in life. Birth control is family planning, and includes abstinence (not having sex), hormonal therapy (birth control pills / shots), condoms, diaphragms, IUD's (intrauterine devices), etc... Permanent birth control is sterilization, such as vasectomy or tubal ligation.


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What is the risk factor of all contraceptions?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What is the risk factor of all contraceptions?

Too Broad: We can't cover the risks for all types of contraception in 400 characters or less. Please consider honing down on your question- possibly asking a specific form of contraception. Thanks. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Preventing Pregnancy (Tip)

Preventing Pregnancy

9% of women will get pregnant in the first year of using birth control pills. ...See more

Dr. Michael Swor
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
35 years in practice
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Contraceptions and their side effects?

Dr. Michael Swor
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Contraceptions and their side effects?

Many options: There are many contraceptive options and major side effects are unlikely with most. Condoms are simple and protective if used properly. Get a checkup and see what is best for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Board Certified, Gynecology
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How should I determine what the best contraception is for me?

Dr. Bryan Treacy
Board Certified, Gynecology
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How should I determine what the best contraception is for me?

Options: A good health history should be taken, including sexual history & evaluation for high risk sexual behavior. At the minimum, a breast & pelvic exam with pap smear & cultures for std. All options for birth control should be offered & discussed. Usually a follow up for blood pressure check after 1-2 months if using birth control hormone therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Preventing Pregnancy (Tip)

Preventing Pregnancy

Find/take your pill before your brush your teeth so you can't leave your house without doing it! ...See more

Dr. Brian Enggano
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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How to find out what form of contraception is best for me?

Dr. Brian Enggano
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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How to find out what form of contraception is best for me?

Depends: There are many different forms of birth control available nowadays including pills, iuds, implants, rings, patches, injections, condoms, etc. Different women have different needs based on their busy schedules and their medical history. The best way to figure out which form of birth control is best for you is to visit your doctor and discuss all of your options. ...Read more

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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Could you tell me what form of contraception do you use?

Dr. Alvin Lin
Board Certified, Geriatrics
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Could you tell me what form of contraception do you use?

Me?: Just kidding! check out "my method" at http://www.Plannedparenthood.Org/all-access/my-method-26542.Htm & go through all the different permutations to get some idea of which birth control methods might be better/worse for you. Then ask your doc about your findings. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Preventing Pregnancy (Tip)

Preventing Pregnancy

One per day - ideally at the same time. Don't take if over 35 yo and smoke. Spotting gen. resolves. ...See more

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What forms of contraception are there for men?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What forms of contraception are there for men?

Protection: to prevent pregnancy a man can abstain from sex, use outercourse, withdrawal, condoms or a vasectomy is a more permanent solution. ...Read more

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