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Diaphragm Birth Control
Personal choice: Diaphragms, used properly, can be effective but require successful technique for insertion and the use of somewhat messy gels for the best effect. These are extra steps and not always readily available. Pills are not messy, easy to use, and always working. This is an easier although more expensive alternative. Most take the easy route. ...Read more
Contraception is also known as Birth control. 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
Can you tell me about an affective natural birth control (no pills or artificial tools like diaphragms, implants, condoms )?
Safe sex: Not trying to be funny - but the only answer I can think of that is accurate is abstinence. ...Read more
Docs, what's an affective natural birth control besides pills or artificial tools like diaphragms, implants, condoms )?
There isn't: In spite of what anybody else may tell you, there's no reliable "natural" birth control. To risk an unwanted pregnancy is to gamble, for no reason, with three lives. "Natural" isn't better -- if for some reason someone is trying to sell you "natural healing", go to an old graveyard and see how long people used to live. Be discerning and don't risk becoming an unwanted parent. ...Read more
Many options: There are many options available for effective contraception. The best method for you depends on your age, medical history, your contraceptive goals ( long term or short term), previous forms of contraception and why you discontinued them, etc. Speak to your local gyn, they will be glad to discuss your options with you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Before having sex: If you are planning to start on hormonal contraceptives it is best to start them at least 1 month prior to having sex. Things like condoms or diaphragms don't need to be in place till right before you have sex but still need to be in place before there is any genital contact. Remember the hormonal contraceptives don't prevent sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Store or Office: You can get condoms at any pharmacy store. Most towns have a planned parenthood office which offers all types of birth control as well as well-women exams or see your family physician. You can also call any ob/gyn office to schedule an appointment at your convenience. Most physicians offer birth control so make a call soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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