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Doctor insights on: Good Contraceptives Preventing Pregnancy

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How good is oral contraceptives in preventing pregnancy?

How good is oral contraceptives in preventing pregnancy?

More than 99%: The regular birth control pill is more than 99% effective if you take it correctly. In other words, less than 1 out of 100 women each year become pregnant if they take it right. The mini-pill or progesterone-only pill is about 95% effective if you take it right. So about 5 out of 100 women each year become pregnant if they take the mini-pill right. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is pulling out + oral contraceptive a good form of preventing pregnancy??

Is pulling out + oral contraceptive a good form of preventing pregnancy??

Yes: Oral contraceptives the most effective way of preventing pregnancy of sexually active pulling out would add a little protection to this ...Read more

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Is adding the use of contraceptive film along with an oral contraceptive better for preventing pregnancy?

Is adding the use of contraceptive film along with an oral contraceptive better for preventing pregnancy?

Maybe: Film is just a spermacide, sperm killer... It may be of benefit if you are taking another medication that can lower the birth control effect of the pill. Many medications can do this including some otc cold medications, so best advice..... Use condoms when on other medications, especially those by presciption. ...Read more

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Which type of birth control is best for preventing pregnancy during the first time?

Which type of birth control is best for preventing pregnancy during the first time?

Birthcontrol: Condoms, condoms, condoms and if you are going to have sex get depoprovera shot at least 1 day before or start birth control 1 month before but still condoms. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are natural ways for preventing pregnancy (natural birth control)?

Please tell me what are natural ways for preventing pregnancy (natural birth control)?

Abstinance: Abstinence is the only 100 % effective natural method of birth control. Conception has occurred on any day of a womans cycle, including during menses, so timed intercourse is not dependable.The semen contain sperm at all points during sex, so the withdrawal method is also unreliable.Timing and withdrawal reduce pregnancy risk some but you must plan for them to fail eventually. ...Read more

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Just started birth control. When will it be effective in preventing pregnancy? And what time frame do I have to the the pills daily? How effective

Just started birth control. When will it be effective in preventing pregnancy?  And what time frame do I have to the the pills daily? How effective

Within 7 days : you can use your birth control without a back up method within 7 days of starting your contraceptive pills. The best time to take your pill is the time you will be consistent with: if you're a morning person then morning is best, and so on. Good luck! ...Read more

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How effective is the birth control pill in preventing pregnancy?

How effective is the birth control pill in preventing pregnancy?

99+%: If taken perfectly, - same time, every day, without missing any pills, the effectiveness is quite hi- 99%. However, in practice, the figure is closer to 92% effectiveness, reflecting missed pills, etc. ...Read more

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Does birth control pills serve any purpose other than preventing pregnancy?

Does birth control pills serve any purpose other than preventing pregnancy?

Birth control: Yes they are very useful for helping painful or irregular periods and also can help mood control. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to tell if your birth control pill is ineffective at preventing pregnancy?

Is there anyway to tell if your birth control pill is ineffective at preventing pregnancy?

Pregnancy?: You would certainly suspect they weren't working if you became pregnant. If you read the package insert you will find that OCP's when taken correctly are pretty effective. BUT ONLY WHEN TAKEN AS DIRECTED. The biggest reason pills fail has nothing to do with the pill and everything to do with the pill taker. ...Read more

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If I have a breakthrough period should I be worried about my birth control's effectiveness at preventing pregnancy?

If I have a breakthrough period should I be worried about my birth control's effectiveness at preventing pregnancy?

BTB: If you are taking birth control pills every day, break through bleeding can occur. Break through bleeding has nothing to do with the effectiveness of the birth control pill. ...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