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Could have the habit of breaking which is really the only contraceptive device i've ever used?

Could have the habit of breaking which is really the only contraceptive device i've ever used?

Pull Out method?: If yes, that is not very effective. See over view by Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/birth-control/basics/birth-control-basics/hlv-20049454 ...Read more

Using Oral Contraceptives (Definition)

Contraceptives are devices, drugs, or methods for preventing pregnancy, either by preventing the fertilization of the female egg by the male sperm or by preventing implantation of the fertilized egg. Choosing the appropriate contraceptive is a personal decision. Contraceptive options include: * Hormonal contraceptives (such as oral contraceptives, skin patch, vaginal ring, implant, and injection) * Intrauterine devices (IUDs), which contain either a hormone or copper * Barrier devices with or without spermicides (such as diaphragm, cervical cap, sponge, and condom) * Fertility awareness methods (such as temperature, cervical mucus, and calendar) * Female sterilization (tubal ligation, Essure) The condom is the only birth control method that provides protection against ...Read more


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Is it painful to insert an intrauterine contraceptive device?

Is it painful to insert an intrauterine contraceptive device?

Minimal: I usually tell my patients to expect what feels like a labor pain which resolves quickly. I also tell them to take 4 advil (ibuprofen) an hour or so before the appointment if they have no contraindications to the medication. ...Read more

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I'm 36 and may have Adenomyosis but I'm unmarried and never had children. Can this be treated without an IUD or contraceptive device?

I'm 36 and may have Adenomyosis but I'm unmarried and never had children.  Can this be treated without an IUD or contraceptive device?

No treatment: There is no treatment for adenomyosis per se, only for the symptoms, which are heavy and painful menstrual periods. The remedies available to alleviate the symptoms of adenomyosis unfortunately all interfere with getting pregnant. ...Read more

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23 y/o female wanting to get copper pearls contraceptive device. Can this be used with a menstrual cup? Is this better than the T IUD?

23 y/o female wanting to get copper pearls contraceptive device. Can this be used with a menstrual cup? Is this better than the T IUD?

Yes it can: be used with cup. All copper based intrauterine contraceptives, rated at 97 - 98 % effective. This means that 2 or 3 people out of 100 users would become pregnant, over 12 months. All contraceptive methods have a potential failure rate. ...Read more

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I delivered naturaly I recently inserted contraceptive device[coppert] can I do skipping and tie a cloth around my tummy to move it in/pls sujjest?

I delivered naturaly  I recently inserted contraceptive device[coppert] can I do skipping and tie a cloth around my tummy to move it in/pls sujjest?

Go exercise!: Exercise is good for both the body and the mind. An iud inserted by a doctor will not move around during exercise (it stays in place even during sex). So, regular skipping and also jumping rope are both fine to do. Tying something around the tummy will move the tummy in (not permanently, of course), but won't move the iud anywhere. ...Read more

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Any reviews for contraceptive marina or skyla devices?

Any reviews for contraceptive  marina or skyla devices?

Great options: The intrauterine device is a small t shape item placed inside the uterus. There are 3 approved iuds in the us. Mirena (levonorgestrel) can last up to 5 years and contains a small amount of Progesterone giving you the benefit of light or no periods. Skyla is a smaller 3 yr version of mirena (levonorgestrel). Paragard lasts 10 years and is hormone free. All are safe, highly effective, well tolerated & popular options. ...Read more

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I want birth control device but not one that disperses hormones. I found out about paragard. Does this disperse hormones? Is it effective in bc?

I want birth control device but not one that disperses hormones. I found out about paragard. Does this disperse hormones? Is it effective in bc?

Your choice: Speak to your gyn doctor , coper containing iud , has no hormone in it , 99% effective , you have to discuss with your doctor , pros ; cons of iud devices , and choose which is better for you. ...Read more

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which are the birth control shots and an intra-uterine device that can significantly lighten the periods or stop periods complettely??

 which are the birth control shots and an intra-uterine device that can significantly lighten the periods or stop periods complettely??

Progestin only BC: There are 3 main types of BC that are are known to decrease menstrual flow, the shot ( 3 mo), the dermal implant, a small capsule that is implanted under the skin in the arm (3 yr), & hormonal IUD is inserted into the uterus (3-5 yr) and are usually used after childbirth. All may cause irreg periods for 6 mo but generally after that, menses are usually light but irreg. Ref: www.plannedparenthood.org/.../birth-control ...Read more

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How quick do oral contraceptives work?

How quick do oral contraceptives work?

Within a few days: They should start hormonal changes after taking and should be effective within a few days. Please see your doctor before proceeding with the use of oral contraceptives and to discuss the risks further. ...Read more

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Do all contraceptives cause weight gain?

Do all contraceptives cause weight gain?

In some people: Contraceptives are hormones and have the capacity, even at their low dose, to cause weight gain in some people. This is true of all contraceptives, although in my experience depoprovera seems to cause this more often. Not all women will gain weight when taking contraceptives, most will not. An iud or condom use will not cause weight gain. ...Read more

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What are the different oral contraceptives?

What are the different oral contraceptives?

To many to list: This is the public HT site where volunteer docs, primarily in the US answer questions about health problems. Patients submit symptoms followed by a clear question for a response. We have no access to or information about medications available in different sites around the world where this site is seen. You need to contact a local health entity for such information. ...Read more

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How safe is it to take oral contraceptives?

How safe is it to take oral contraceptives?

Very safe: Assuming that one is in good health, doesn't smoke over the age of 35, has no risk of leg/lung clots, the pill is quite safe - even safer than pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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


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Contraceptive Counseling (Definition)

Contraceptive counseling is an important aspect of primary care and reproductive health. There are many options available, including barrier protection, oral contraceptive pills, ...Read more