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Good Contraceptives 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Contraception is also known as Birth control. 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
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
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
93% effective.: At your age, even with proper use the oral contraceptives (irrespective of low-dose or not) as ~93% effective in preventing undesired pregnancy. Talk to your gynecologist for other contraceptive options, such as the iud that is much more effective in pregnancy prevention and can last up to 10 years without having to remember taking a pill daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the benefits of the pill? In addition to preventing pregnancy, what are other potential benefits of the birth control pill?
Many positives: The pill has multiple non-contraceptive benefits: fewer cramps, lighter flow, regular flow, less anemia, improved acne, lower risk of ovarian and uterine cancer, lower risk of ovarian cysts, treatment of pain from endometriosis, less unwanted growth of hair, help with pms. These many positives should be balanced with potential risks, but for most healthy women, the benefits outweigh the risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've never been late on a birth control pill or missed one how effective is it at preventing pregnancy?
Dose and birth contr: The most important thing will all birth control (also known as oral contraceptives) is that you consistently take them. Missing doses and taking medication with other medicine and foods (herbs) can affect the effectiveness of the birth control pills. Please know pregnancies can occur even if everything is taken perfectly. Birth control is about 98% effective so there is a chance of pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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