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How is natural family planning used?

How is natural family planning used?

It's tricky: Some people use basal body temperature charts, ovulation predictor kits, etc. Honestly, it is one of the least effective birth control options and unplanned pregnancies occur frequently. ...Read more

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Family Planning Services (Definition)

Family planning services refers to health care related to sexual health, birth ...Read more


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How effective is the natural family planning method for contraception?

How effective is the natural family planning method for contraception?

Depends: It really depends on how regular your cycles are and how good you are at cycle counting. This method can work, but unfortunately often times does not because women sorta expect that their bodies/ovaries work like clockwork and in all honesty they don't typically do that year after year. This method really doesn't work well in teens and women closer to the age of perimenopause. Best rate 80%. ...Read more

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How effective are natural family planning methods?

How effective are natural family planning methods?

Not Very: Unfortunately natural family planning in spite of best intentions and efforts will often fail and does not approach the effectiveness of birth control pills and other contraceptives. ...Read more

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What exactly is natural family planning?

What exactly is natural family planning?

Avoid ovulation: If you have regular, consistently predictable cycles, you can calculate your time of the cycle when an egg is released. You then avoid intercouse starting a few day before egg release to a few days after egg release. ...Read more

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Family planning iz it safe to use a loop for preventing pregnancy?

Family planning iz it safe to use a loop for preventing pregnancy?

Loop?: I understand that you are planning to use some birth control method to avoid unintentional pregnancy. Loop is not a commonly used device and may have a different name to it. If you were to provide the commercial name of the device you have in mind it would help us to determine its appropriateness for use. ...Read more

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What are the best vitamins for someone with diabetes type 2 to take?

What are the best vitamins for someone with diabetes type 2 to take?

Get from foods: It's always best to get your nutrients from foods, a well balanced diet. If you absolutely want to take a vitamin, a vitamin d pill might be helpful. If you are taking metformin as a diabetes drug, you may also need vitamin b 12 as this drug is known to lower your B12 level. ...Read more

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Nobel active vs nobel direct dental implants. Any issues with using direct. Which one is safe & appropriate for tooth 26. How often active is used.

Nobel active vs nobel direct dental implants.  Any issues with using direct. Which one is safe & appropriate for tooth 26.  How often active is used.

Nobel Active!: Your dental surgeon and restorative dentist will hopefully use a cbct scan to determine the appropriate diameter, placement and possibly make a placement guide. There has been some concern in the literature about the nobel direct failing at a higher than acceptable rate. Discuss your options before your surgery, not only for the implant, but the final restoration as well! ...Read more

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What is commonly used to help a depressed parent?

What is commonly used to help a depressed parent?

4 your parents or: A friend? Parenting is not easy. How old are the children? The parents? If you are close to them you can talk to them about your concerns and encourage them to get professional help. Let me know some more details and i will give you some more specific ideas ...Read more

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Is the new procedure amor vie safe and effective? What is the best way to start such a treatment?

Is the new procedure amor vie safe and effective?  What is the best way to start such a treatment?

Caution...: Amor vie makers claim to be "safer" than hormones used in the whi study as they are bioidentical. This claim is dangerous and not founded by fact. Hrt can be safely administered by a licensed healthcare provider, but caution must be advised. Any type of HRT can increase the risk of breast cancer, stroke, and heart attack among others. The lowest most effective dose for 5-7 yrs is recommended. ...Read more

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What is your take on use of biphosphonates for osteoporosis. How do you manage a patient in an alternative way once osteoporosis has developed.?

What is your take on use of biphosphonates for osteoporosis. How do you manage a patient in an alternative way once osteoporosis has developed.?

Bisphosphonates OK.: First must exclude secondary causes of osteoporosis. If primary i usually treat with adequate ca and vit d intake. Bisphophonates for a few years. Consider other agents and further testing if progressive. ...Read more

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My wife is 30, wants to know which kind of sterilisation is best in the long run. Don't want to use hormone supplements.

My wife is 30, wants to know which kind of sterilisation is best in the long run. Don't want to use hormone supplements.

Irreversible method: For her, tube ligations on both sides. Or else you can get vasectomy. You both can discuss the options with the family physician. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to treat postical psychosis without having to take anti-epileptic & anti-psychotic medicines?

Is there a natural way to treat postical psychosis without having to take anti-epileptic & anti-psychotic medicines?

Probably not: Untreated, ongoing seizure disorder can be damaging to your brain. Psychosis from whatever cause can be damaging to your life and well-being. Please allow treatment of these conditions. A neurologist and psychiatrist working together may be a good team for you. ...Read more

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How do you decide which insulin treatment (syringe, pen, pump, pod) is best for a type 1 diabetes patient? Generally, how long is the process of teach a patient how to use an insulin pump? Is the learning process age dependent?

How do you decide which insulin treatment (syringe, pen, pump, pod) is best for a type 1 diabetes patient? Generally, how long is the process of teach a patient how to use an insulin pump? Is the learning process age dependent?

Endocrinologist Q: Generally one does not start with a pump. The nurse team with the endocrinologist will do the teaching. In our hospital, the patient is admitted for stabilization of glucose level and comprehensive teaching...usually 1-3 days. ...Read more

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Is there natural treatment for cytomegalovirus and how to use it. ?

Is there natural treatment for cytomegalovirus and how to  use it.

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No known : Effective natural treatment. CMV infection is mostly innocuous and does not require treatment. It may be treated in immune deficient individuals if it causes disease. See this site for more info.http://www.aidsinfonet.org/fact_sheets/view/504?lang=eng. ...Read more

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My mom is addicted and consuming 11 prescription pills a day what is the best way to approach an intervention when dealing with addiction?

My mom is addicted and consuming 11 prescription pills a day what is the best way to approach an intervention when dealing with addiction?

Intervention Rx: Intervention is a treatment, and quite powerful. This site is well known to publish some excellent resources that I use in my practice. I am not sure what are of the country you live in, so it is hard for me to recommend specific folks to you, but usually your local mental health facility or your primary care physician can point you in the right direction. http://tinyurl.com/87jpk47. ...Read more

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Can you tell me best natural diabetes healer medicine is available?

Can you tell me best natural diabetes healer medicine is available?

No: Type 1 Dm requires Insulin or Pancreatic transplant while multiple oral medications, weight loss and appropriate diet will work for type 2 DM ...Read more

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I'm wondering what is the best natural lubricant for sex?

I'm wondering what is the best natural lubricant for sex?

Best?: Many natural lubricants can work, and oil will help. Coconut oil is a good natural one. ...Read more

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If a woman has regular periods, is natural family planning effective?

If a woman has regular periods, is natural family planning effective?

More appropriate: Natural family planning works best in women with regular cycles because they can more easily determine certain signs of fertility although it also depends on if they know the correct ways of determining when they are fertile. ...Read more

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How do I fix premature ejaculation naturally or medically. Priority for natural medication?

How do I fix premature ejaculation naturally or medically. Priority for natural medication?

More sex!: Seriously! orgasm leads to a refractory period in men during which it's impossible to have another ejaculation. Therefore, men tend to last longer the 2nd time around. Assuming that's not in the cards, read about ways to gain control in some references available online and in answers i've already written on my website http://alvinblin.Blogspot.Com/search/label/premature%20ejaculation. ...Read more

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How is natural family planning used?

It's tricky: Some people use basal body temperature charts, ovulation predictor kits, etc. Honestly, it is one of the least effective birth control options and unplanned pregnancies occur frequently. ...Read more

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What exactly is natural family planning?

Avoid ovulation: If you have regular, consistently predictable cycles, you can calculate your time of the cycle when an egg is released. You then avoid intercouse starting a few day before egg release to a few days after egg release. ...Read more

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If a woman has regular periods, is natural family planning effective?

More appropriate: Natural family planning works best in women with regular cycles because they can more easily determine certain signs of fertility although it also depends on if they know the correct ways of determining when they are fertile. ...Read more

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How do you do natural family planning?

How do you do natural family planning?

Hope: Natural family planning involves the use of studying the women's cycle and hoping that intercourse during the least fertile times might not induce pregnancy . This is a triumph of hope over expectations as it will inevitably fail over time. If pregnancy is not your wish at this time, consider other options. ...Read more

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How effective are natural family planning methods?

Not Very: Unfortunately natural family planning in spite of best intentions and efforts will often fail and does not approach the effectiveness of birth control pills and other contraceptives. ...Read more

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1.what are the beneficial effects of artificial family planning to your clients? 2.what are the disadvantages of natural family planning? 3.how this f

1.what are the beneficial effects of artificial family planning to your clients?
2.what are the disadvantages of natural family planning?
3.how this f

Birth control: I think you are referring to contraception vs natural family planning. Natural family planning has a high failure rate often resulting in unplanned pregnancy. Contraceptive methods empower the woman to be pregnant when she wants to be. Various birth control methods have other non contraceptive benefits as well. ...Read more

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I'd like to stop taking the bc pill but don't want anymore children. Does natural family planning work? How would i begin?

I'd like to stop taking the bc pill but don't want anymore children. Does natural family planning work? How would i begin?

family planning: Yes family planning can work but nothing is 100 percent fail proof. Google natural family planning and find web site that suits you. Webmd is good. Also have you considered an iud as this would not necessitate bc pills. ...Read more

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How effective is the natural family planning method for contraception?

Depends: It really depends on how regular your cycles are and how good you are at cycle counting. This method can work, but unfortunately often times does not because women sorta expect that their bodies/ovaries work like clockwork and in all honesty they don't typically do that year after year. This method really doesn't work well in teens and women closer to the age of perimenopause. Best rate 80%. ...Read more

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What are some advantages of the natural family planning method of birth control?

What are some advantages of the natural family planning method of birth control?

Cheapest: Well you don't have to spend any money on it whatsoever and that makes it the cheapest form of birth control. It can work well provided you have very regular, predictable cycles and that you are compliant with abstinence during your peak fertility times. ...Read more

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What are some disadvantages of the natural family planning method of birth control?

What are some disadvantages of the natural family planning method of birth control?

Tricky: Natural family planning is not the most reliable form of contraception. Honestly, it is one of the least effective forms of birth control. Strict attention to when your body is ovulating is key and this can take a lot of time and body awareness. Even then, ovulated eggs can survive for days in the female genital tract, as can sperm/semen. ...Read more

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When should I avoid sexual intercourse when I am using the natural family planning method?

When should I avoid sexual intercourse when I am using the natural family planning method?

Around midcycle: Get an average of your cycle length over 6 months. The day your period starts is day 1. You can calculate when you ovulate by subtracting 14 from your cycle length. If you have a 28 day cycle, you will ovulate on day 14. If you have a 30 day cycle, you will ovulate on day 16. Avoid intercourse starting 4 days before ovulation to four days after ovulation. ...Read more

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Isnt natural family planning just another method of birth control for those who say they are "against" birth control?

Isnt natural family planning just another method of birth control for those who say they are "against" birth control?

Depends who u ask: The answer has more to do with your religious and political beliefs than science or medicine. Technically, not having sex until you are married is a form of birth control, yet some people are against premarital sex and birth control. Go figure. ...Read more

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Isnt natural family planning just another form of birth control for people who want to say they are not using birth control for religious reasons?

Isnt natural family planning just another form of birth control for people who want to say they are not using birth control for religious reasons?

Possibly: This is likely true or they dont care if pregnancy occurs because "natural" planning is not a form of birth control. It is not effective. ...Read more

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I practice natural family planning and always have fertile CM mid cycle. I had it mid cycle and am having it again 3 days before my expected period.

I practice natural family planning and always have fertile CM mid cycle.  I had it mid cycle and am having it again 3 days before my expected period.

Fraternal twins?: The release of more than one egg(ovum) can certainly make natural family planning a challenge. Perhaps condom use if you want to refrain from pregnancy right now. If you want to be pregnant, it may be a 2 for 1. ...Read more

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Do natural family planning places sell birth control pills?

Do natural family planning places sell birth control pills?

Probably not: There really is nothing "natural" about the suppression of birth control pills. I suppose this depends on the clinic philosophy. ...Read more

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Does medicaid pay for family planning services?

Does medicaid pay for family planning services?

Medicaid: Medicaid will pay for birth contro pills , iuds, implanon, shots, and when you are ready, sterilization for women. ...Read more

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What are the negative effect of family planning pills?

What are the negative effect of family planning pills?

Manifold: However, it is safer to be on the bcp than be pregnant when you list the risks of both. Some of which are blood clots in your legs, strokes, high blood pressure etc. ...Read more

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