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Encare bad side effects, what to do?

Encare bad side effects, what to do?

Don't know which: side effects you experienced but would definitely discuss with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Can I use encare even if i've had blood clots in the past?

Can I use encare even if i've had blood clots in the past?

Blood clots & Encare: Encare is a topical, spermicidal form of birth control. Because it doesn't contain female hormones, it should be safe for you. Just keep in mind that it won't protect against sexually transmitted diseases, and can have an approximately 20% failure rate over the course of a year if used alone. Therefore, it is best to use it and a condom at the same time. ...Read more

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Can I get pregnant if I used only ONE Encare spermicide capsule, but had sex TWICE? Both times happened in the same hour

Can I get pregnant if I used only ONE Encare spermicide capsule, but had sex TWICE? Both times happened in the same hour

Maybe...: Encare Spermacide Inserts are supposed to be effective for 1 hour after insertion. So from that perspective, you should be fine. However, you need to know that spermacides like Encare have a fairly high failure (pregnancy) rate: One in 5 women who use this method will get pregnant each year. If you really don't want to get pregnant, you should get on a more effective method. Best Wishes! ...Read more

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Whats the chance of getting pregnant on your period even if you used encare?

Whats the chance of getting pregnant on your period even if you used encare?

Period: Chance of getting pregnant on your period - if you are absolutely certain that the bleeding is 'your period' - are quite low. ...Read more

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Two nights ago I had sex for the first time. We used a condom & encare & he didnt even finish. This morning my vaginal discharge is pinkish. Pregnant?

Two nights ago I had sex for the first time. We used a condom & encare & he didnt even finish. This morning my vaginal discharge is pinkish. Pregnant?

Doubt you are: pregnant.The blood is probably due to trauma from 1st time sex. If you get your period you are not pregnant. If you miss your period do a pregnany test. ...Read more

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I'm worried about hormones in birth control, how affective are the store bought contraceptives? Like vcf film, conceptrol gel, gynol II gel or encare?

I'm worried about hormones in birth control, how affective are the store bought contraceptives? Like vcf film, conceptrol gel, gynol II gel or encare?

About 95%: Most barrier methods of birth control are about 95% effective if used every time you have intercourse. You can bump that to 98-99% if your partner uses a condom as well. Of course the only way to prevent infection is for him to use condoms. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more