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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Overview)

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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Going to start taking pregnacare contraception for myself. But noticed they do a male version? Is it necessarily for both me n my partner to take it?

Going to start taking pregnacare contraception for myself. But noticed they do a male version? Is it necessarily for both me n my partner to take it?

No, for sure: Pregnacare is simply a branded vitamin, one for men one for women. Taking vitamins has no impact on male fertility whatsoever, and since men do not get pregnant they don't need anything to 'get ready' for pregnancy. I'd save your money. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
2,394 Doctors shared insights

Contraception (Overview)

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 (Tip)

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

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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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Contraception (Tip)

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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Which contraception would be best for me?

Personal Preference: If you want to have a baby soon then do not consider the Progesterone options. It would be better to use the pill or the nuvarina because it is easier and faster to conceive after stopping. Otherwise, it is just personal preference. Just remember with the pill, you have to remember to take it at the same time each day. ...Read more

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Is it painfull to take extra contraception?

Is it painfull to take extra contraception?

No.: Combining a hormonal form of contraception with a barrier method is not harmful nor painful. You should not use two forms of hormonal contraception together except for short periods prescribed by your doctor to manage menstruation or pelvic pain. ...Read more

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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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Contraception options for someone with a VSD?

Contraception options for someone with a VSD?

Depends: How big is your VSD? Do you have a small murmur? Creams and condoms are always safe. IUD would likely be OK. As cor hormone therapy the risk is no different if you have no other clotting risks but should discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Contraception (Tip)

Am I a good candidate for pills? Are there better options (Nuvaring, IUD, Implanon)? how do I start? ...See more

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What forms of contraception are there for men?

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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What is a good contraception for young people?

What is a good contraception for young people?

Many options.: Most contraceptives can be good options for young people. Problems like heavy, painful or irregular periods, acne or other medical issues need to be considered to determine the best choice for you. You also need to consider if you will do better with something that you have to remember daily, monthly or less frequently. Your gyn should be able to guide you in your decision. ...Read more

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Will doxy100 tablets affect the contraception pill?

Will doxy100 tablets affect the contraception pill?

Antibiotics and OCP: No it should not.
The only antibiotics proven to decrease the blood level of contraceptive pills is the Rifampicin.
Other forms of Contraception should be used if taking Rifampicin, which might also reduce the effectiveness of Transdermal and vaginal ring preparations. ...Read more

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How many shots Depoprevora to Contraception for women?

How many shots Depoprevora to Contraception for women?

Every 90 days: For effective birth control, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) 150 mg by intramuscular injection (shot) must be given every 90 days. ...Read more

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I have contraception concerns with my health condition?

Please discuss with: Your gyn, if u are not allergic to nickle u may be a candidate for an in office essure tubal for permanent birth control. ...Read more

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

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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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What is the definition or description of: contraception?

What is the definition or description of: contraception?

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). ...Read more

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How come there are so few forms of contraception for men?

How come there are so few forms of contraception for men?

Options: Condoms, vasectomy are commonly utilized forms of contraception for men. One is reversible, the other isnt.
both the options prevent semen from reaching the womans reproductive tract. Men generally don't usually use hormonal methods to prevent pregnancy. Hence the limitation. ...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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What are all the forms of contraception available for women?

What are all the forms of contraception available for women?

Many options: Birth control pills, the patch, nuvaring, depoprovera, nexplanon, Progesterone iud, copper iud, condoms, female condom, spermicide and diaphragm. ...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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Can you tell me if there are contraception types which ones are good?

Can you tell me if there are contraception types which ones are good?

Contraceptive option: This is a good over view by Mayo Clinic. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/birth-control/basics/birth-control-basics/hlv-20049454 ...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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Turned off from sex because contraception isn't right for me. What do I do?

Turned off from sex because contraception isn't right for me. What do I do?

See your doctor: If your doctor will not take the time to find an appropriate contraceptive method for you, find another doctor. I have never treated a woman for whom I could not find a tolerable contraceptive method. If oral hormone bcp cause side effects, frequently a good choice is the intrauterine device. As a direct pay physician, I am able to take whatever time I need to address issues such as these. ...Read more

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What is the diaphagram contraception how dose it work and where can I get one?

What is the diaphagram contraception how dose it work and where can I get one?

Device: It is a small device that one inserts into the vagina to prevent pregnancy. It is effective and any obgyn can prescribe one. They are not as popular as they were in the 1960's and 70's. ...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 (levonorgestrel) 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

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more