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Contraception (Overview)

Contraception is also known as 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 acting methods (iuds, implants).


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Contraception (Overview)

Contraception is also known as 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 acting methods (iuds, implants).


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Contraceptions and their side effects?

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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Preventing Pregnancy (Tip)

Preventing Pregnancy

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

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How should I determine what the best contraception is for me?

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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How to find out what form of contraception is best for me?

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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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

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Could you tell me what form of contraception do you use?

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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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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Are oral pills safe as regular contraception?

Are oral pills safe as regular contraception?

What is regular?: Oral contraceptives are one of the most effective means of contraception. For most healthy women, they are a safe choice compared with alternatives for birth control. Condoms are still the best protection against std's. ...Read more

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