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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.

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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.

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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.

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Which contraception would be best for me?

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.

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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.

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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.

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Is there a form of male contraception?

Is there a form of male contraception?

Not really: ...Other than condoms, of course. Vasectomy is very effective for sterilization, but that's permanent.

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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.

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Post preganancy which contraception is best?

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.

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What are some methods of male contraception?

What are some methods of male contraception?

Condoms/abstinence: Condoms and abstinence are the only reliable, proven, reversible, and legal ones. Vasectomy is effective but permanent. That's it, i'm afraid.

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Best contraception for 3 years gap between kids?

Best contraception for 3 years gap between kids?

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) injections

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Can I drink if I started to use contraception patch?

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.

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Are signs of ovulation predictable for contraception?

No: Signs of ovulation are not sufficient to provide contraception. The signs of ovulation, like cervical or vaginal fluid, or ovarian pain, are not always present when ovulation occurs. Sperm can last a long time in the cervix after ejaculation, so timing is not a good method of contraception.

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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)

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Changing contraception adviseable if spotting on pill?

Changing contraception adviseable if spotting on pill?

Common: Many women will have spotting or breakthrough bleeding when starting the pill. By the third or fourth pack of pills, most women are bleeding only when they are supposed to - during the last week. Be patient and don't change until after at least 4 cycles.

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What should I expect after taking Plan B contraception?

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.

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
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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