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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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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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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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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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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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Why is the us government trying to take away payment for contraception?

Why is the us government trying to take away payment for contraception?

Political choice: This is a major issue with the political right wing; a group that constantly says governmental interference is bad and wants to eliminate it for business, but on the other hand desparately wants the government to interfere in your personal and private lives. This includes their anti-female stance on birth control which has some religious undertones as well. It would infringe on personal rights. ...Read more

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