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Changed between contraceptive pills, estelle to levlen, had unprotected sex in first week of change. Possible to get pregnant in this time?
Varies: The best method is different for different people. The hormonal methods, intrauterine devices and permanent sterilization are the most effective (other than abstinence). Barrier methods and more "natural" methods are safe except for the risks related to failure of the method and unintended pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great question: One way to look at this is that by limiting excess population growth a developing nation will be able to use limited resources (food, water etc.) more effectively. ...Read more
Depends: The pill was initially studied to find something to aid women with irregular or difficult menses. The birth control, or contraceptive benefit was found during drug trials and became their main selling point. Condoms are barrier contraceptives, that keep the sperm from coming in contact with fertile eggs. ...Read more
Varies: The best method is different for different people. The hormonal methods, intrauterine devices and permanent sterilization are the most effective (other than abstinence). Barrier methods and more "natural" methods are safe except for the risks related to failure of the method and unintended pregnancy. ...Read more
All women differ: At this point the pill remains the most commonly prescribed form of birth control. But preference can be dependednt on availability and not always related to whats available. The Implanon or iud are methods often desired by women who want longer acting birth control but not permanent- that you dont have to tae daily. The shotfor women w difficult cycles- but ring and patch are also common. ...Read more
It really varies: Depends on your situation and your exam and any other issues u may have as most contraceptives also have non contraceptive benefits, my #1 pill i put my pts on is loloestrin as it is the lowest dose combination oral contraceptive, it only has 10 mcg of estrogen so less chance for wt gain, bloating , etc. ...Read more
Abstinence/vasectomy: To truly avoid pregnancy- abstinence is the best form of contraception- however since it would mean eliminating a desireable behavior- the next best option is vasectomy which is a minor surgical procedure that is permanent- then condomswould be the next option. At this point there are no other forms of male contraception available- but there are active studies working to develop a pill for men. ...Read more
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