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Please describe three contraceptive methods that prevent ovulation?

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

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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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 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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Are emergency contraceptive pills (ecps) the same as the abortion pill?

Are emergency contraceptive pills (ecps) the same as the abortion pill?

No: Emergency contraception is basically a specific way to take birth control pills that work to prevent ovulation. Ec will not abort a pregnancy once it is established. This is why it need to be taken as soon after unprotected intercourse as possible to work. ...Read more

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Are condoms a good, reliable form of contraception?

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Yes: When used properly each & every time, and assuming no breakage or slipping off, condoms are a good & reliable form of contraception. Not only that, condoms are only way to decrease risk of sexually transmitted infections, short of abstinence. But to be safe, we always recommend two forms of contraception, eg hormonal birth control (so you're in control) and condoms. And you can always say no. ...Read more

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Does emergency contraception exist?

Does emergency contraception exist?

Yes: It is most useful and effective the sooner it is taken to unprotected intercourse. ...Read more

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My implanon contraceptive expired august 012, 1yr ago, are there any negative side effects to watch for? No insurance $ or pcp, help please.

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My implanon contraceptive expired august 012, 1yr ago, are there any negative side effects to watch for? No insurance $ or pcp, help please.

No health insurance: Lack of health insurance doesn't mean you can't get quality medical care. Check out some options i put together at http://alvinblin.Blogspot.Com/p/low-cost-medicaldentalpharmacy-options.Html. Your family physician can easily remove your contraceptive & offer you another one/type. Of course, as of next tue, oct 1st, you can start searching for affordable insurance via your state's aca exchange. ...Read more

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On BCP(combo pill),use male condoms,&pull out method.always check condoms by fillin w/Water.No tears/leaks ever.Chance of pregnancy in this situation?

On BCP(combo pill),use male condoms,&pull out method.always check condoms by fillin w/Water.No tears/leaks ever.Chance of pregnancy in this situation?

Unlikely: Women who take their birth control pills correctly, are protected every day, all the time. They have no fertile days, so it doesn't matter what added birth control methods are used. Pregnancy is very unlikely. If still worried, one can do a home pregnancy test 3 weeks after sex. Tests are inexpensive and sold in stores everywhere. In the US, condoms are reliable so users need not check for leaks. ...Read more

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What kind of birth control do they offer at planned parenthood? Shots, pills?

What kind of birth control do they offer at planned parenthood? Shots, pills?

Yes: I do not work for planned parenthood; asking them directly would be more effective than here, but I have seen patients who got shots, pills, and iuds from pp. ...Read more

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Are planned parenthood's birth control services free?

Cost of services: The services provided by planned parenthood are based upon income if you don't have any insurance. Why they may not actually be free the are very low priced. ...Read more

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My birth control (desogestrel & ethinyl estradiol) information sheet says to not take vitamin c. Why not?

My birth control (desogestrel & ethinyl estradiol) information sheet says to not take vitamin c. Why not?

Not Compatible: Vit c can decrease the effective dose of the bcp, thus an unwanted pg could occur. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm based in India & wanted to know about side effects Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contraceptive. &how are US docs legally allowed 2 give me video consultation/advice?

Hi, I'm based in India & wanted to know about side effects Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contraceptive. &how are US docs legally allowed 2 give me video consultation/advice?

Try CONCIERGE: HealthTap CONCIERGE doctors can take care of their own patients via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images while in the middle of a live Concierge consultation. Ask for an Ob-Gyn Concierge doctor. Rights belong to the people, not the government. Doctors have the right to care for people across the globe, unless otherwise prohibited. ...Read more

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Frameless IUD in the us. Are any doctors here doing them?

Frameless IUD in the us. Are any doctors here doing them?

None In My Area: "conclusions: there is insufficient data to show that problems of early expulsions have been overcome with the modified introducer used in gynefix. Apart from that, the frameless device performs similarly to tcu380, and appears to have a lower pregnancy rate in later years, although the absolute difference is small." they're still working on it as far as i can tell.... ...Read more

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Would switching birth controls microgestin fe 1/20 to junel fe 1/20 have any effects on me?

Would switching birth controls microgestin fe 1/20 to junel fe 1/20 have any effects on me?

Yes and No: Yes in that it will provide contraceptive effect. No in that it won't have any other effects. The two brands are basically the same. ...Read more

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I'm worried about hormones in birth control, how affective are the store bought contraceptives? Like vcf film, conceptrol gel, gynol II gel or encare?

I'm worried about hormones in birth control, how affective are the store bought contraceptives? Like vcf film, conceptrol gel, gynol II gel or encare?

About 95%: Most barrier methods of birth control are about 95% effective if used every time you have intercourse. You can bump that to 98-99% if your partner uses a condom as well. Of course the only way to prevent infection is for him to use condoms. ...Read more

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Are there any high estrogen dose contraception pills?

Birth control: The estrogen in most combination birth control pills(ones that contain estrogen and progesterone) is call ethinyl estradiol. High dose estrogen birth control contains either 35 or 50 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol (0.035 or 0.05 milligrams) ...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