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Is it still necessary to use condoms after I get the iud?

Is it still necessary to use condoms after I get the iud?

Depends: The iud is immediately effective for pregnancy prevention, but it does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases. If you or your partner are at risk for stds, you should consistently use condoms. ...Read more

Condoms (Definition)

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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Is it silly to use condoms when I get the iud?

Is it silly to use condoms when I get the iud?

IUD: No need to use condom if you have iud latex condom may prevent std, if you partner is concerned about not getting std. ...Read more

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Girlfriend started sugar pills for her period 4 days ago. So we had sex 2day while she was still on her period and the condom broke. She took Plan B and started bc again 2day. Preg odds? Iud?

Girlfriend started sugar pills for her period 4 days ago. So we had sex 2day while she was still on her period and the condom broke. She took Plan B and started bc again 2day. Preg odds? Iud?

Not likely.: If your girlfriend was on her period when you had intercourse, it is very unlikely that she will become pregnant. Typically that is the safest time to have intercourse if pregnancy is something you want to avoid. Normally a woman ovulates about two weeks after the first day of her period, and intercourse must occur within a day or so of ovulation for her to conceive. ...Read more

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Are we okay to not use condoms if i'm on the paragard copper iud?

Are we okay to not use condoms if i'm on the paragard copper iud?

Better than condoms: The CopperIUD is one of the BEST forms of birth control available. Non-hormonal (no effect on fertility/acne/headaches/nausea/wt gain/bloating/blood clots) and VERY safe (except if you have Wilson's dz/Copper allergy). Only risk is a heavier period and complications w/ insertion (RARE). Immediately effective to prevent pregnancy, but DOES NOT protect against STIs. OK for women who haven't had kids ...Read more

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Should we use condoms if I have a copper iud?

Should we use condoms if I have a copper iud?

Not needed: if only concern is pregnancy - Copper T IUD – failure rate is usually 0.8%. However, condom should be used if there is any concern about sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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How safe is the copper iud if I don't use a condom? Had the copper iud for a year now ?

How safe is the copper iud if I don't use a condom? Had the copper iud for a year now ?

Confusing question: Any contraceptive method has its own drawbacks but a copper IUD is safe and effective in those who tolerate it. Your question implies you use a condom at the same time. The condom offers you some protection from STD's that the IUD can never do, but is not necessary to prevent pregnancy.The IUD is adequate for that purpose. ...Read more

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