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How effective is the withdrawal method of contraception?

How effective is the withdrawal method of contraception?

Not at all: Since pre ejaculatory seminal fluid contains "live" sperm that "can jump the waterfall" and impregnate. This method is, unfortunately, the"russian roulette" method of contraception and only a single "bullet" is "fatal". ...Read more

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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If careful, how effective is the withdrawal method of contraception?

If careful, how effective is the withdrawal method of contraception?

It's not: Too many variables, no one can or try to give you a meaningful numerical answer. But it's about as effective as russian roulette. ...Read more

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How effective is withdrawal as a birth control method to prevent pregnancy?

How effective is withdrawal as a birth control method to prevent pregnancy?

Like Russian roulette: The penis (gun) is loaded & secreting sperm continuously during intercourse. It only takes one healthy sperm getting trough to get you pregnant. If this is your BC method make plans for pregnancy, since it is likely to happen sooner or later. ...Read more

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Partner had successful vasectomy. Sperm count at zero. I'm on birth control. We use condoms and withdrawal method. Chances of pregnancy?

Partner had successful vasectomy. Sperm count at zero. I'm on birth control. We use condoms and withdrawal method. Chances of pregnancy?

No sperm: No sperm, no pregnancy possible. The main reason to continue using condoms is to protect against STDs. Birth control pills are 99% protective against pregnancy. Withdrawal method unnecessary given partner has had a vasectomy, you are on birth control pills and you are using condoms. ...Read more

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When in menstrual cycle women cannot become pregnant? Is this a viable birth control method? What is the likelyhood of conception?

When in menstrual cycle women cannot become pregnant? Is this a viable birth control method? What is the likelyhood of conception?

No: This also known as the rhythm method, which is not a reliable form of birth control. The best options for birth control are condoms, oral contraceptives, diaphragms, and intrauterine devices. Each one of these devices, has there own rate of protection. Which one you use depends upon your preference and medical history, as well as, if you smoke. ...Read more

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What is the probability of pregnancy- pull out method effectiveness?

What is the probability of pregnancy- pull out method effectiveness?

Too risky,..: To get pregnant sperm needs to enter the vagina during or around the time of ovulation. At times, there is the chance that "pre ejaculate" or "pre-cum as a slang" has some sperm cells in it, so please do not rely on the Pull-out method for Birth Control! Use BC pills and condoms as well to prevent both Pregnancy and STI's. ...Read more

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Menstruation within 24hrs of taking emergency contraception pill - is it likely i was not at risk of pregnancy? Can the pill induce menses that fast?

Menstruation within 24hrs of taking emergency contraception pill - is it likely i was not at risk of pregnancy? Can the pill induce menses that fast?

Likely not at risk: Bleeding after ec usually takes 1-2 weeks. But if you felt you needed emergency contraception, you should consider regular bc options such as an iud or implant. Very effective and easy. ...Read more

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What are all of the possible negative effects if long-term use of birth control pills?

Usually nothing: If u are healthy the benefits like no pregnancy outweigh any possible side effects but you could take the pills for yrs and should normally have no long side effects and the pill prevents you from getting ovarian cysts and if u take the pill 5 yrs or longer it markedly lowers your risk of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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How much the BMI of 25-27 of my gf can affect the effectiveness of Belara? Should we use more than withdrawal as a backup method for birth control?

How much the BMI of 25-27 of my gf can affect the effectiveness of Belara? Should we use more than withdrawal as a backup method for birth control?

Withdrawal ineffecti: You should know that withdrawal is NOT a backup method at all. Your girlfriend could still get pregnant. Condoms can slip off, have a hole or slip partially off. By themselves don't provide the best of methods of birth control but they do offer protection from STDs. Your girlfriend could use foam or cream spermatocide with you using a condom. This would be more effective. ...Read more

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Trying to decide on birth control option for heavy menses causing anemia. Does Mirena (levonorgestrel) carry the same risk of thrombosis as oral contraceptives?

Both choices - good: Mirena (levonorgestrel) - the Progestin only IUD would be a very good choice. I recommend it's usage to my patients with heavy vaginal bleeding. Of course the OCP is a method tried and true for those needing cycle control. The Mirena (levonorgestrel), from the literature does not carry the risk of thrombosis of OCPs but at your age either would be a safe choice with low occurrence of thrombosis. ...Read more

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Does taking hydroxycut reduce the effectiveness of birth control? Can it cause you to miss periods?

Does taking hydroxycut reduce the effectiveness of birth control? Can it cause you to miss periods?

No reports of either: The research doesn't claim 100% certainty but finds no relation between the issues you mention. See an OBGYN regarding the missed periods as it might be something you want to have treated. Non-preg reasons for missed/late periods: low or high body weight - recent ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders, anovulatory cycle ...Read more

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How effective are birth control pills when taken properly, and using a condom during sexual intercourse. What is the chance of becoming pregnant?

How effective are birth control pills when taken properly, and using a condom during sexual intercourse. What is the chance of becoming pregnant?

Perfect use: With perfect use (not missing any pills) a woman has about a 4 % chance of becoming pregnant over course of 1 year using that method. Condom perfect use percentage is 30% over course of 1 year. When combined, these 2 methods approach 99%. A great combination, by the way, as prevents STDs and pregnancy using condoms with birth control pills. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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


Conception (Definition)

Conception is the union of an egg and sperm to form a zygote. The zygote is what ...Read more