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Doctor insights on: Encare Side Effects

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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.

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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.

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How effective is encare spermicide when ovulating to prevent pregnancy?

How effective is encare spermicide when ovulating to prevent pregnancy?

High failure rate: There is a 28% failure rate using spermicide alone. Use spermicide plus a barrier method such as a condom, diaphragm or cervical cap for greater protection. Effectiveness rises to 95% when using spermicide plus a barrier.

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Encare contraceptive gets swallowed by oral sex can it b harmful?

Encare contraceptive gets swallowed by oral sex can it b harmful?

No: Not unless you're a sperm. The company thought of that when they created it!

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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!

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What's the chance of getting pregnant on your period even if you used encare?

What's 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.

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Two nights ago I had sex for the first time. We used a condom & encare & he didn't 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 didn't 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.

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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.