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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.See 1 more doctor answer
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
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.
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
Condoms, BCP's: Condoms are the best contraception that is not irreversible for the male partner, and birth control pills, as long as a woman does not have any specific contraindications ( smoking, clotting issues, liver disease, some thyroid disorders, etc) are the safest for most women. Other contraception includes barrier foams and spermicidal gels, IUD's, and provera (medroxyprogesterone) injectionsSee 2 more doctor answers
I guess: I guess, you are referring to drinking alcohol. If so, yes, you can drink, although, remember, the first month of use of the contraceptive patch, you are not guaranteed full protection from pregnancy. Also, if you are someone who gets drunk, i don't give you green light by sending this message, because drinking is bad and you should not drink for other reasons. Alcohol doesn't interfere w/patch.
Possibly no side: effects. Potential Side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late.See 1 more doctor answer