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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do all progestin-only forms of BC have just 1 progestin available? All mini pills have norethindrone, IUDs levonorgestrel, implants etonogestrel, etc
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Hello Doctor.I am 69 y old F,4 mo.post L5-S1Fusion with BMP & discectomy at UCLA. Per CT scan- Grade2.1 slippage, Nonunited Graft.Moder.to sev.Radicu?
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
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
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