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Is Withdrawal An Effective Contraceptive
No remembering!: The majority of oral contraception failures are due to incorrect use. You forget to take the pill. You get sick and throw it up. You take an herb or antibiotic that interferes with the pill's action, etc. IUDs remove the human factor. In addition, they are positioned in the uterus where they can have a dramatic effect without the side-effects a pill would have to get the same result. ...Read more
Cry for help: Overdosing often does not work because the person does not really want to die. They are so unhappy they think overdosing is an answer and it is not. They often alert friends or family...Leave clues so they will be discovered. It is a cry for help and thank goodness it works most of the time. ...Read more
Is a vasectomy an effective form of birth control? What is the success rate for preventing pregnancy?
Yes: Vasectomy is definitely an effective method of birth control. There are less complications then when a female gets her tubes tied since this is an outpatient procedure. Done correctly and with a test of cure it is close to 100% effective. But you have to be certain you and your wife are done conceiving because it's quite a procedure to reverse it. ...Read more
Maybe: Rarely a woman may get depression symptoms from taking oral contraceptives. Usually they are predisposed to depression to begin with. If you were well, started the pill, and got depressed, simply discontinue the pill, use alternate form of contraception and see if you get better. It may take 1-2 weeks to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Efficacy: Levonogestrel pills can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% is used within 24 hours of sex. They are up to 89 percent effective when taken within 72 hours (three days) after unprotected sex. They continue to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (five days) after unprotected sex, but they are less effective as time passes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
10 years: The copper IUD is a very effective method of birth control. After being inserted it remains over 99% effective for ten years. It can be removed at any time and there is no delay getting pregnant after removal. It is one of the most popular methods worldwide. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
3.5 months post partum, breastfeeding and using withdrawal method. Is this an effective method of birth control?
ONLY: If the woman can and will take it consistently. It is very effective if used as prescribed. Take care. ...Read more
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
Why isn't mirena (levonorgestrel) approved for used as emergency contraception? I know paragard is an excellent form of ec, but why not mirena (levonorgestrel)?
Yes : One if the most effective methods around. ...Read more
Long acting: It is a small, thin tube-like device that is implanted under the skin. It is very simple to do so. It provides excellent contraception for three years. It has no estrogen so there is no risk of blood clot, stroke, etc. It is associated with a fair amount of breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hello,,,which medicine is most effective to stop periods among Lybrel, Seasonale or Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD....which medicine is most effective and better???
Pills or IUD?: To be effective, pills need to be taken daily, and there may be some interaction with other meds. If there are side effects, it is easier to stop taking pills. Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD needs to be inserted/removed by a physician and gives protection up to 5 years. Lybrel is intended for consecutive 365 days but with Seasonale there are 4 periods a year. Your doctor can help you decide which is best for you. ...Read more
That is up to: You, please make an appt to see your gyn and discuss with your gyn and if you are still ovulating at your age you may want to consider in office essure tubal, easy takes 5 minutes in my office , no cutting , covered by insurance, u are awake, miss 1/2 day of work , is permanent though. ...Read more
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