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Could douching immediately following intercourse act as contraception?

Could douching immediately following intercourse act as contraception?

NO! : Douching does not work as birth control. Get accurate information and choose a birth control method that works for you. See: http://www.Plannedparenthood.Org or http://bedsider.Org/methods you may also want to learn about emergency birth control: http://ec.Princeton.Edu. ...Read more

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Douching (Definition)

This refers to the systematic internal rinsing of the vagina. You typically use a kit specifically designed for this. A solution is in a plastic bottle like container with a thin tube (straw like) extending from it. The tube is inserted and the bottle is squeezed. The tube has a tip that allows the solution to spray around inside. The solution and any other contents can drain ...Read more


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I heard birth control can be used as emergency contraception, so if I missed 3 pills(not in a row),will it act as a "Plan B" and not allow pregnancy?

I heard birth control can be used as emergency contraception, so if I missed 3 pills(not in a row),will it act as a "Plan B" and not allow pregnancy?

Higher dose: The hormones in one birth control pill are not in high enough levels to be used a an emergency contraceptive (EC) Multiple pills must be taken to get an emergency contraceptive effect. Your doctor can advise you on the number of pills needed, depending on the specific birth control pill. Missing a birth control pill increases pregnancy risk, so EC would be needed for each sexual encounter. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a girl be pregnant after douching and taking birth control?

Pregnancy: Regular oral contraceptives, taken as directed, are quite effective (99%), and the "morning after" pill (emergency contraception) is up to 89% effective if taken within 72 hours of intercourse to prevent pregnancy. Douching is not effective. If contraceptives have been used and a period is missed then urine pregnancy tests are about 97% accurate if done correctly. ...Read more

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After nearly 3 weeks of taking Seasonique birth control pill, will it effectively act as a conterceptive pill (ie. plan b) to stop the pregnancy?

After nearly 3 weeks of taking Seasonique birth control pill, will it effectively act as a conterceptive pill (ie. plan b) to stop the pregnancy?

Not the right use: Seasonique is a "birth control pill". It was never marketed to stop pregnancy neither is Plan B. Plan B is for "emergency contraception", which is still "prevention". If you think you are pregnant you can use a home pregnancy test but you should really see your family physician or gynecologist if you are not sure why your period is late. ...Read more

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On birth control, no sex, periods late. 2 weeks ago lymphnodes swelled doc said fighting infection then sinus acted up... Why is my period missing ?

Irregular menses: Delays in onset or missing menstrual periods can be due to anything that disturbs your hormonal balance, including underlying infections, including sinusitis or other uris. Without having had sex this is probably not due to the most common cause, which is pregnancy, but your definition of sex is important. Remember president clinton? At age 18 probably not, but ask around. ...Read more

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I have pcos i just got on birth control about a month ago this week im supposed to have my period but it has not come is this normal? Not sexually act

I have pcos i just got on birth control about a month ago this week im supposed to have my period but it has not come is this normal? Not sexually act

Normal: Combined Oral Contraceptives (COCs) help patients with PCOS prevent hyperplasia (overgrowth of uterine tissue) and promote regular menstrual cycles. However, it can take several months for this to occur, and in some PCOS patients may not lead to normal menstrual cycles. However the COCs are still reducing endometrial cancer risk and may improve acne and hirsutism (facial hair) in PCOS patients. ...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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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