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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


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How long does it take for the birth control pill to become effective?

How long does it take for the birth control pill to become effective?

Use back up: Protection for the first month that you are taking oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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How long does it take for birth control to be effective?

How long does it take for birth control to be effective?

Depends: It depends on which birth control method you're talking about. If you're talking about birth-control pills 7 to 14 days is reasonable. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for birth control pills to be effective?

How long is it supposed to it take for birth control pills to be effective?

Immediately: Immediately if you start the first pill on the sunday following the beginning of your period. ...Read more

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How long after taking antibiotics does it take for birth control pills to be completely effective again?

A few days: This is not as common as people fear. If you are experiencing diarrhea or vomiting wile taking your antibiotics then this could effect the absorption of your birth control. ...Read more

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How long does it take for oral birth control to be effective?

How long does it take for oral birth control to be effective?

Immediately if...: I usually recommend to pts to start their pill on day one of their cycle. If done this way, and it is truly your normal menses, the pill should protect you from pregnancy right away. ...Read more

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I started new birth control, how long does it take to be effective?

Next cycle/depend: Once you start on bcp for sure after your first month, it is effective.I always tell my pt to use extra protection with foam and condom the first month when you start bcp.However, if you are already on the pills and your doctor change to a different one, then you do not need extra protection.As long as you take regularly and not skipping anyday. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the pill to be effective? Which birth control option works the quickest?

2 weeks: Most hormonal birth control (pills, patch, vaginal ring, Depo-Provera shot, Nexplanon arm insert) ... All generally take 2 weeks to be effective. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud is immediately effective. If you have recently started birth control but are worried about being pregnant call you doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a birth control pill to be effective?

How long does it take for a birth control pill to be effective?

Effectiveness of BCP: It takes about 2 weeks for a bcp to be effective if you've started soon after your menses. Nevertheless, i advise my patients to use condoms the first month, and to rely on the bcp the second months. ...Read more

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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