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Doctor insights on: Effectiveness Of The Withdrawal Method As Birth Control

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How effective is withdrawal as a birth control method to prevent pregnancy?

How effective is withdrawal as a birth control method to prevent pregnancy?

Not effective: The man secrets seminal fluid during intercourse that will have some sperms which will render you at risk of pregnancy, this is even before ejaculation. So withdrawal may have been a little bit to late. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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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 continuous birth control method a powerful way to prevent pregnancy?

Is continuous birth control method a powerful way to prevent pregnancy?

Yes: Birth control pills are an excellent way to prevent pregnancy. They are, however, not 100% and they do not protect you against std's. Taking them in a continuous fashion does not make them more effective. ...Read more

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What is,the next best safe and effective birth control to prevent pregnancy? I don't want any more kids at this time? Should I just keep my iud then

What is,the next best safe and effective birth control to prevent pregnancy? I don't want any more kids at this time?  Should I just keep my iud then

Many options: There are many options for birth control including short term (pills, shots, ring, patch) long acting (IUD, implant) and permanent options (tubal, essure). Visit your obgyn to discuss which options are best for YOU as each one has its risks and benefits. ...Read more

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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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How long do I have to take birth control for it to be effective to prevent against pregnancy? Does this go for every brand or birth control?

1 cycle: To be on the safe side you should be on birth control pills for 1 cycle before you can count it to prevent pregnancy. Don't forget that it's a good idea to continue using condoms always to prevent std's. ...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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Which birth control is the most effective for a female to prevent pregnancy from having unprotected sex?

Which birth control is the most effective for a female to prevent pregnancy from having unprotected sex?

Plan B: I assume that you are asking which pill can you take to prevent a pregnancy after just having had unprotected intercourse. If that is the case, and you are within 72 hours of sex (3 days), taking a single pill (plan b) is approx. 90% effective in preventing a pregnancy. There are other pill regimens as well. It is not going to be helpful if you are already pregnant. Good luck! ...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


Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more