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Why do you need to take the white tables first , for birth control pills ?

Why do you need to take the white tables first , for birth control pills ?

Not enough info: Over the years there have been many types on birth control pills and many ways to take them. Some were made to be taken one a day for every day of the month starting with the first day of the period. Usually these were dummy pills, with no hormones or medication, simply to be taken so a person would not forget. Later most of the pills were made to be taken for 21 days sometime causing confusion. ...Read more

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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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What is the risk factor of all contraceptions?

What is the risk factor of all contraceptions?

Too Broad: We can't cover the risks for all types of contraception in 400 characters or less. Please consider honing down on your question- possibly asking a specific form of contraception. Thanks. ...Read 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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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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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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"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 causes hormonal contraception to fail?

Nothing is 100%: The most common cause of failed hormonal contraception is related to user-error: missed pills, patch, ring, shot, etc, but even if you use a method perfectly, failures can happen. Next to permanent sterilization, the most effective methods include iuds and implants--which are "forgettable"--and not as subject to user-error, making them easy and very effective to use. ...Read more

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Post preganancy which contraception is best?

Breast feeding?: If you're breast feeding you must use a barrier method, copper iud or Progesterone only method like Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, Depo Provera or mini pill. Most methods are similar in that they offer 90% olus effectiveness. For many of my bottle feeding mom's i give them a Depo Provera before discharge from delivery, then give them options at the 6 week check up. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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