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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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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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Are diaphragms safe method of birth control?

Are diaphragms safe method of birth control?

Depends : It depends on what you mean by "safe"--using a diaphragm causes no hormonal side effects, but has a higher risk of pregnancy, and pregnancy has lots of side effects. For 100 typical couples relying on a diaphragm for birth control, 12 will be pregnant by the end of a year. ...Read more

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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

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Condom, pulling out, and pill, are these methods effective?

Condom, pulling out, and pill, are these methods effective?

Variable: Obviously each method of contraception has variable failure rates, which also depends on how well you utilize the method too. With "perfect use" condoms have a 2% failure rate while the pull out method is 4% and pill is 0.3%. With less than ideal use/technique the failure rates are 15%, 18% and 9% for condoms, "pulling out" and the pill. ...Read more

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Do birth control pills (or other methods such as mirena, (levonorgestrel) Depo-Provera etc) lead to infertility?

Do birth control pills (or other methods such as mirena, (levonorgestrel) Depo-Provera etc) lead to infertility?

No : As long as you do not have or have never had a history of sexually transmitted disease, you should be able to conceive at the same fertility rate as any non contraceptive user. There are of course other causes of infertility. But, the above methods should not cause infertility. ...Read more

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What are advantages of using the combined contraceptive pill over emergency contraception?

What are advantages of using the combined contraceptive pill over emergency contraception?

It works better: Emergency contraception is for emergencies. It can only be used once a month effectively. It also isn't as effective as a regular pill at preventing pregnancy. It shouldn't be used for contraception. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Should nuvaring be used with additional birth control methods?

Should nuvaring be used with additional birth control methods?

Condoms: Not for birth control. If you are concerned about sexually transmitted infections have your partner use a condom or use a female condom. ...Read more

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Are condoms an effective birth control when used as the sole contraceptive?

Not 100%: With proper application technique & consistent (100%) use of condoms for each episode of vaginal intercourse there is a 2%/ year pregnancy rate. With an average degree of compliance there is a 15%/ year pregnancy rate. ...Read more

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What are some alternative method from birth control pills?

What are some alternative method from birth control pills?

Many options: Permanent options include vasectomy, tubal ligation or essure in office tubal. Long acting methods are implanon, iud's or Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). Thier are also vaginal rings or the patch which are very similar to a pill. Finally barrier methods or abstinence. ...Read more

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Please describe three contraceptive methods that prevent ovulation?

Ovulation prevention: The several methods to prevent ovulation are all hormone related, the are different formulations of the same type of product and can be the implant (implanon, depo-provera) etc), birth control pill ( various), the patch (ortho evra) or the vaginal ring (nuva-ring). All these do the same thing to prevent ovulation. Other methods of birth control may block implantation (iud) or tubal ligation. ...Read more

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Are contraception implants reliable?

Are contraception implants reliable?

YES!: They are as effective a surgical sterilization! so very effective and completely reversible. ...Read more

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What birth control methods are abortifacients?

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What birth control methods  are abortifacients?

None: None of the currently available birth control methods are known to cause abortion. They prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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How effective are contraceptive sponges?

How effective are contraceptive sponges?

Best if no delivery: The sponge is more effective for women who have never given birth. If women who have never given birth always use the sponge as directed, 9 out of 100 will become pregnant each year. If women who have never given birth don't always use the sponge as directed, 12 out of 100 will become pregnant each year. 20/100 and 24/100 if previously given birth vaginally. ...Read more

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Docs, what's an affective natural birth control besides pills or artificial tools like diaphragms, implants, condoms )?

Docs, what's an affective natural birth control besides pills or artificial tools like diaphragms, implants, condoms )?

There isn't: In spite of what anybody else may tell you, there's no reliable "natural" birth control. To risk an unwanted pregnancy is to gamble, for no reason, with three lives. "Natural" isn't better -- if for some reason someone is trying to sell you "natural healing", go to an old graveyard and see how long people used to live. Be discerning and don't risk becoming an unwanted parent. ...Read more

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Is continuous birth control method a powerful way to prevent pregnancy?

Is continuous birth control method a powerful way to prevent pregnancy?

Yes: Birth control pills are an excellent way to prevent pregnancy. They are, however, not 100% and they do not protect you against std's. Taking them in a continuous fashion does not make them more effective. ...Read more

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Could you switch between birth control brands or methods of contraception without side effects?

Could you switch between birth control brands or methods of contraception without side effects?

Maybe,maybe not: One of the reasons for dozens of available BCP's is the difference in individual women.Various pills have a differing combinations or doses of hormones.Some will do well on one preparation while others will not tolerate it. Yet a different preparation is likely to meet the needs of most women.Switching between similar dose/blends from different drug companies may go easier than changing the mix. ...Read more

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Is birth control patches are good as the other methods ?

Is birth control patches are good as the other methods ?

Yes: Patches are as effective as birthcontrol pills. They are less effective than an iud, tubal ligation and vasectomy. They aren't for women who are at risk for blood clots as they increase your risk. ...Read more

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Do any other birth control methods (other than the pills) prevent acne?

Do any other birth control methods (other than the pills) prevent acne?

Most with estrogen: Most combination birth control methods (combined birth control pills, the patch, and the ring) help acne for most women. Progestin-only methods (the shot, the implant, and sometimes the hormone iud)can make acne worse. ...Read more

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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