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If hepc is sexually transmitted, do barrier methods of contraception (condoms, diaphragm) help?

If hepc is sexually transmitted, do barrier methods of contraception (condoms, diaphragm) help?

Barrier ok: We do not know why hepatitis c is not always transmitted sexually but some are - using condoms should minimize the risk, other methods are not effective. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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I had a mirena iud implanted on Monday Oct 23rd on the 8th day of my cycle. My barrier method of contraception (condom) broke during sexual intercourse Tuesday Oct 24th and I am very concerned. Will I need to take emergency contraception? Or will the m

I had a mirena iud implanted on Monday Oct 23rd on the 8th day of my cycle.  My barrier method of contraception (condom) broke during sexual intercourse Tuesday Oct 24th and I am very concerned.  Will I need to take emergency contraception?  Or will the m

No: An IUD works as emergency contraception, if a woman gets an IUD after having sex. If she already had an IUD before sex, then that is very good contraception, so no back-up method is needed to prevent pregnancy. If she keeps worrying about pregnancy, she can do a home urine pregnancy test. Tests are inexpensive, very accurate, and sold in stores everywhere. Adding condoms helps prevent infections. ...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

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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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"natural" methods of contraception?

"natural" methods of contraception?

Abstane: The only legitimate so called natural family planning is abstinence. Rhythm is really not a method... It is russian roulette. Modern birth control is both safe and effective. Fear of it is not needed in reality. ...Read more

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What are some methods of male contraception?

What are some methods of male contraception?

Condoms/abstinence: Condoms and abstinence are the only reliable, proven, reversible, and legal ones. Vasectomy is effective but permanent. That's it, i'm afraid. ...Read more

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How effective is the withdrawal method of contraception?

How effective is the withdrawal method of contraception?

Not at all: Since pre ejaculatory seminal fluid contains "live" sperm that "can jump the waterfall" and impregnate. This method is, unfortunately, the"russian roulette" method of contraception and only a single "bullet" is "fatal". ...Read more

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What are some contraception methods for people with factor v lieden?

What are some contraception methods for people with factor v lieden?

Non-hormone methods: People with abnormalities of factor v are at increased risk of blood clots in the veins. For that reason we avoid birth control with estrogen in it (pills, patch, ring). Some doctors also avoid Progesterone (mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, implanon, pills, Depo-Provera provera) although the evidence on that is not clear. Barriers like condoms, cervical caps, and diaphragms are safe. So is the paragard iud. ...Read more

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If careful, how effective is the withdrawal method of contraception?

If careful, how effective is the withdrawal method of contraception?

It's not: Too many variables, no one can or try to give you a meaningful numerical answer. But it's about as effective as russian roulette. ...Read more

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What are possible contraception methods for people with factor v lieden?

LARC methods: Estrogen containing contraceptives are contraindicated in women with FACTOR V LEIDEN DEFICIENCY. However evidence supports the safe use of progestin only contraceptives - LNG IUD(Mirena (levonorgestrel) or Skyla), Implant (Nexplanon), DMPA, POPs, or the nonhormomal copper IUD (Paragard). Barrier methods are obviously safe but less effective. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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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