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Is unprotected sex safe with a birth control implant?

Is unprotected sex safe with a birth control implant?

No: You get no protection from any sexually-transmitted disease. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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


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Is drinking alcohol before intercourse an effective form of birth control?

Is drinking alcohol before intercourse an effective form of birth control?

No: It has no direct effect on the egg waiting to be fertilized or the sperm eager to do the job. It also noes not reduce the germ transfer in sexually transmitted disease. If anything it removes your ability to deal with the consequence of risky behavior. ...Read more

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Why is an IUD more effective than an oral contraceptive?

Why is an IUD more effective than an oral 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

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Is contraceptive injection or contraceptive pill better?

Is contraceptive injection or contraceptive pill better?

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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For how long is the copper IUD (paraguard) an effective form of birth control?

For how long is the copper IUD (paraguard) an effective form of birth control?

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 more

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Which contraceptive method is best for just married couple?

Which contraceptive method is best for just married couple?

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

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Is taking oral contraceptive pills is a reason for depression?

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 more

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Is a vasectomy an effective form of birth control? What is the success rate for preventing pregnancy?

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

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How effective is Plan B emergency contraceptive on a non ovulating overweight female?

How effective is Plan B emergency contraceptive  on  a non ovulating  overweight female?

Plan B: If you're not ovulating it will not have an effect. But you cannot conceive without ovulating. ...Read more

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3.5 months post partum, breastfeeding and using withdrawal method. Is this an effective method of birth control?

3.5 months post partum, breastfeeding and using withdrawal method. Is this an effective method of birth control?

One of the worst: This is one of the least effective birth control methods with about a 20 % failure rate. If you do not want to be pregnant then schedule a visit to discuss all of the many effective contraction options you can choose from ...Read more

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How effective is emergency contraception?

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 more

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Is mirena (levonorgestrel) effective for period control? Any side effects? Does it affect sex life?

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

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Is the pill an acceptable birth control method for an 18 year old?

Is the pill an acceptable birth control method for an 18 year old?

ONLY: If the woman can and will take it consistently. It is very effective if used as prescribed. Take care. ...Read more

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How effective is ortho-novum 7/7/7 in the first month of having unprotected sex / sex without condoms?

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

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I've had 2 menstruation this month. Is this an effect of using 4 trust pills for ecp?

I've had 2 menstruation this month. Is this an effect of using 4 trust pills for ecp?

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 more

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