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Contraception (Definition)

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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Sexual health (Tip)

Sexual health

If you ever need information about emergency contraception, call planned parenthood. ...See more

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How safe is billings method for contraception? I read a chinese study said its 70% effective, while i read a academic that says its 97% effective

How safe is billings method for contraception? I read a chinese study said its 70% effective, while i read a academic that says its 97% effective

Typical v perfct use: When we talk about how effective a method of contraception is, we talk about perfect use--often in a research study, where couples use the method perfectly, consistently, and with no failures. We also talk about typical use--which allows for human error--forgetting, not understanding, sometimes not using the method. So that's one reason you'll see a variation in effectiveness. ...Read more

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Can u give me advice on contraception method? I hv four daughters..Aged 6 oldest and 10 months youngest

Can u give me advice on contraception method? I hv four daughters..Aged 6 oldest and 10 months youngest

Mirena IUD : Would be great if you don't want more children in the near future. Once it is in you can forget having to take pills or anything! it works well and lasts for 5 years! others include oral pills, permanent surgery, depoprovera shots, to name a few. ...Read more

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Tip)

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Always add barrier contraception methods like 'condoms' to prevent an std. ...See more

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What is the effectiveness of belara contraception pills?

What is the effectiveness of belara contraception pills?

Effective: Over 99%. And besides being an effective, oral hormonal contraceptive, Belara offers a range of additional benefits for a range of symptoms, including primary dysmenorrhea and acne. ...Read more

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