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Is It Possible To Prevent Pregnancy Without Using Condoms Or Pills
Other options: The most effective methods of birth control are the so-called long-acting reversible contraceptives (larc) methods which are extremely effective( as effective as sterilization), long acting 3-10 years and include a rod that is placed beneath the skin of the upper arm, or two types of iuds.There are also other options-- the patch, a vaginal ring, or other non hormonal options that fail more often. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Sexual enjoyment: Most people will tell you that sex without a condom is more pleasurable, but it is definitely less safe, particularly when you are not monogamous and unaware of the prior sexual contacts of your partner. The decreased sexual pleasure may be minimal compared to the risk of life-threatening STDs. ...Read more
Yes: No method is perfect, but using any 2 methods should be very effective at reducing your chances to get pregnant. It is more important to use the method correctly. With condoms, use only approved lubricants and pull out quickly after ejaculation. With the diaphragm, use it with approved spermicide and leave it in place for 8 hours after sex. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Condoms: are a recognized effective method of preventing conception but "accidents" (leakage etc) is a remote possibility thus for more complete "coverage" Birth Control Pills are usually the method"of choice" My Opinion Only Hope it helps!' Dr Z ...Read more
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
Don't have sex!: After abstention and condoms, the next best method of birth control is probably birth control pills. No single method is foolproof and while condoms will prevent transmission of most sexually transmitted diseases most other methods of birth control will not. So know your partner before you 'know' your partner sexually. ...Read more
Is a diaphragm an effective method of bc after having a baby, if I do not want to use the mini pill or condoms? What are the risks/pros/cons?
Birth control: No method is 100% effective. Efficacy wise pills are the best; but even with them you do need extra help to make sure as they have failure rate too. Iuds are better than diaphragm. Either way discuss your options with your OB gyn. ...Read more
Abstinence: The safest and "best" way to prevent pregnancy is not to have sex at all - abstinence. If you're having sex, and want to prevent pregnancy, condoms are ideal because when used correctly, they prevent both pregnancy and STDs. Aside from that, your female partner can try some form of birth control - like pill or IUD. But these do not prevent STDs. They're all about 99% effective when used correctly. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Safe sex if pregnant: Only if you trust your partner and are monogamous. Otherwise, no. ...Read more
Doc, how to prevent unwanted pregnancy? without using condom, pills, etc etc..is it true week before and after of menstrual period is safe period?
If you are on the Implanon for birth control do you need to use condoms or can you use the birth control alone to prevent pregnancy?
How affective are condoms? I'll be more sexually active soon and am not on birth control but I will ALWAYS use condoms. Is this safe? Or bad idea?
These are mostly closed end tubes of latex and occasionally other materials to cover the penis during intercourse and prevent pregnancy and disease transmission. A wise person uses them when the history of their partner is unknown. There are some available for women's use ...Read more
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