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Is Withdrawal An Effective Sex Contraceptive
No: You get no protection from any sexually-transmitted disease. ...Read more
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
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
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)?
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
The one that works.: There are many options and you need to make an appointment with your doctor to determine which is best for you. There are barrier methods, hormonal contraceptives, implants, iud's and injectable. Most just married couples want a reversible method so that you can have children in the future. ...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
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
3.5 months post partum, breastfeeding and using withdrawal method. Is this an effective method of birth control?
Yes : One if the most effective methods around. ...Read more
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
Is mirena (levonorgestrel) effective for period control? Any side effects? Does it affect sex life?
Yes, no, no: Cycles much lighter and 35% chance of no cyles (still safe). Very minimal reports of adverse effects, like wt gain or mood changes. These are probable more related to stopping the previous form of contraception. Only effect on sex is also rare, and that is real or percieved event of partner feeling the string. This can be treated by the person who placed it. ...Read more
ONLY: If the woman can and will take it consistently. It is very effective if used as prescribed. Take care. ...Read more
Yes: Pills have a higher effective rate.Get a more detailed answer ›
How effective is ortho-novum 7/7/7 in the first month of having unprotected sex / sex without condoms?
Depends on start: Combination pills you may start the combination pill at any time. If you start within five days after the start of your period, you are protected against pregnancy right away. You will not need to use a backup method of birth control. You should also employ safe sex practices (use condoms). ...Read more
Most likely : sorry - your profile says 17 yo male - so I am assuming this is for your partner - Emergency birth control using the pill - can cause extra bleeding - as the uterine lining responses to the unusually high dose of hormone. Hopefully this is a one time use - both partners need to assume responsibility for contraception. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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