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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?

Like Russian roulette: The penis (gun) is loaded & secreting sperm continuously during intercourse. It only takes one healthy sperm getting trough to get you pregnant. If this is your BC method make plans for pregnancy, since it is likely to happen sooner or later. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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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How effective is birth control with pregnancy?

How effective is birth control with pregnancy?

Contraception: That varies with type of contraception. There are a variety of medications that contain hormones, diaphragm, intrauterine device, condom, spermicides etc. Each has different degree of effectiveness. ...Read more

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Is there a way to shorten my menstrual cycle naturally? Or is birth control a more effective method? I'd like to not use birth control if possible.

Is there a way to shorten my menstrual cycle naturally? Or is birth control a more effective method? I'd like to not use birth control if possible.

Lysteda: You can do that through a number of different birth control methods to manipulate the hormones but there is not a natural way to do it. Would be nice if there was. Lysteda is a non hormonal medication that dramatically shortens the cycle and limits bleeding. Ask your doctor if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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How effective is the birth control pill if you're highly fertile?

How effective is the birth control pill if you're highly fertile?

Very: If you take birth control pills and don't accidentally skip any pills, they are 99% effective. Occasionally other medicines you may take can interfere with the birth control pills so you should let your doctor know about any other medicines you are taking. ...Read more

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Is birth control pills, condoms, and a vasectomy a good combo of contraceptives to prevent pregnancy?

Is birth control pills, condoms, and a vasectomy a good combo of contraceptives to prevent pregnancy?

Contraception : Yes. All 3 of those together are very protective against pregnancy. Generally speaking, pregnancy would not be an issue after a male partner has obtained a vasectomy. This procedure would need reversal in order for pregnancy to occur. When used correctly birth control alone is 99.9% effective. Condoms are about 98% effective when used correctly. ...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 fast does a combination birth control pill work to prevent pregnancy?

How fast does a combination birth control pill work to prevent pregnancy?

7 days: I typically tell my patients that after taking the birth control pill straight for 7days, they should be protected in terms of having unprotected sex. Of course, at 19, you should still be worried about STD's which typically means using a condom to help prevent exposure to syphilis, herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV. Hope that helps ...Read more

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If careful, how effective is the withdrawal method of contraception?

If careful, how effective is the withdrawal method of contraception?

It's not: Too many variables, no one can or try to give you a meaningful numerical answer. But it's about as effective as russian roulette. ...Read more

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How effective is birth control plus the pullout method?

Confusing question: Used as directed, ocp's ( if that is what you are using) are cited as 98-99 % effective in avoiding pregnancy. The "pull out" method adds little to the process, as you are exposed to sperm in any fluids from an excited penis.A barrier (condom) plus the ocp would be the more effective combination. ...Read more

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How to prevent pregnancy naturally. Or is there any procedure to control pregnancy naturally, without using condoms and birth controll.?

How to prevent pregnancy naturally. Or  is there any procedure to control pregnancy naturally, without using condoms and birth controll.?

Not very effectively: The rhythm method has been used for many centuries. It is not very effective. The women who practice it are often called "momma"! there are other barrier methods with less than 100% protection. Condoms not only prevent pregnancy, but also prevent sexually transmitted dieases. Please read all you can about birth control to prevent undesired pregnancies. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control pill used for women with depression?

What is the best birth control pill used for women with depression?

Progesterone: The one with least Progesterone . This hormone is the most related with depression. If you consider the Progesterone containing iud, Mirena (levonorgestrel) , then you get the least Progesterone in your body. Also, this device has no cumulative drug effect and can be quickly removed if it worsens your depression. Remember, an unwanted pregnancy can be depressing ...Read more

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What is the best birth control method to use after removing implanon?

What is the best birth control method to use after removing implanon?

One you will use: Sounds like a condescending answer but the best birth control method is the one you feel most comfortable with and will practice faithfully. If you are looking for a method that doesn't require constant effort (like implanon) then perhaps an iud like paraguard or Mirena (levonorgestrel) is right for you. ...Read more

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What is the most effective birth control method for a 47-year-old woman?

What is the most effective birth control method for a 47-year-old woman?

Hysterectomy: At 47, if you are through with childbearing, removal is the most effective form of birth control. A tubal ligation would be 2nd, and the pill third. All of these are dependent on your other health issues and may or may not meet with your needs.A frank discussion with your OBGYN may give you a better understanding of what might be best for you. ...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

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. Al Hegab
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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