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Do I Need To Also Use A Condom With A Mirena Iud
The Mirena IUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available, it lasts 5 years, is ~99.5% effective, and thins the uterine lining so that you get lighter periods. 20% of women will stop having periods after 1 year and that's perfectly healthy. Effects in the uterus and so it won't affect or be affected by other medicadtion; very safe method; biggest risk after ...Read more
I had a mirena iud implanted on Monday Oct 23rd on the 8th day of my cycle. My barrier method of contraception (condom) broke during sexual intercourse Tuesday Oct 24th and I am very concerned. Will I need to take emergency contraception? Or will the m
No: An IUD works as emergency contraception, if a woman gets an IUD after having sex. If she already had an IUD before sex, then that is very good contraception, so no back-up method is needed to prevent pregnancy. If she keeps worrying about pregnancy, she can do a home urine pregnancy test. Tests are inexpensive, very accurate, and sold in stores everywhere. Adding condoms helps prevent infections. ...Read more
Mirena: I think your bases are well covered. The Mirena is better than the pill in terms of a contraception. Therefore adding something like the pill is unnecessary. The condom, although a form of contraception which will add to the efficiency of the mirena, will also serve to help protect against stds. In all, the Mirena is probably the most reliable method of reversible contraception. ...Read more
Hello, my girlfriend just had the Mirena IUD inserted, it's been 4-7 days. Is it to soon to have sex without a condom and/or finish inside her?
I have the mirena IUD and recently my boyfriend and I have been talking about not using condoms as we are both monogamous and have been tested?
I had a Mirena IUD placed on September 8th. It came out on its own on Thursday (November 5th). I had sex on Friday (November 6th) and the condom broke. Could I be pregnant? How soon can I test? Thanks in advance.
Do PT in 2 weeks: Unlikely it will be positive, but you never know until it is or is not ...Read more
Stopped mirena IUD and started progestin bc pills. Is it ok to have sex without condom in the transition? Did not miss any days and took pills on time
7 days: Typically, i tell patients to wait 7 days after starting a new pack of birth control pills before having unprotected sex. In your case, you had the Mirena and you didn't skip a day, and you're 46 years old, so chances are super slim of pregnancy. However, if you want to be extra cautious, take the progestin pill for 7 days and then have unprotected intercourse. If you had sex... Don't worry! ...Read more
Had a mirena IUD inserted yesterday. How long do I need to use backup protection before it becomes effective?
I had a mirena IUD inserted in january 2009 so i would need a new one inserted in january 2014, correct?
These are mostly closed end tubes of latex and occasionally other materials to cover the penis during intercourse and prevent pregnancy and disease transmission. A wise person uses them when the history of their partner is unknown. There are some available for women's use ...Read more
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