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"natural" methods of contraception?

"natural" methods of contraception?

Abstane: The only legitimate so called natural family planning is abstinence. Rhythm is really not a method... It is russian roulette. Modern birth control is both safe and effective. Fear of it is not needed in reality. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Male Contraception (Definition)

Male contraception (birth control) is the methods a man can use to avoid getting a woman pregnant, and thus avoid or delay having children. Birth control is family planning, and includes abstinence (not having sex), condoms, hormonal therapy (birth control pills), IUD's (intrauterine devices), etc... Permanent birth control is ...Read more


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How effective are male condoms for preventing pregnancy?

How effective are male condoms for preventing pregnancy?

Safe sex: When used properly condoms have a 2% failure rate for preventing pregnancy. In careless hands, condoms can have an 18% failure rate. So used properly, condoms are very effective , but not perfect. Any time you have sex, there is some risk associated with it. Adding spermicide, a diaphragm or the pill will of course further reduce pregnancy risk. ...Read more

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Are male birth control pills effective?

Are male birth control pills effective?

Not yet, but soon.: Male hormonal birth control pills/shots/implants are still a long ways away. Clinical trials are happening at UCLA (Harbor) and University of Washington (Seattle) and they are promising. For the time being, men can use male/female condoms, get a vasectomy, withdraw, be aware of their partner's fertile times, and abstain. Condoms probably the best option if used correctly. ...Read more

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Is there any male contraception execpt comdom?

Is there any male contraception execpt comdom?

No: The only other option men have is a vasectomy, which is permanent. ...Read more

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What are some methods of male contraception?

What are some methods of male contraception?

Condoms/abstinence: Condoms and abstinence are the only reliable, proven, reversible, and legal ones. Vasectomy is effective but permanent. That's it, i'm afraid. ...Read more

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Are diaphragms safe method of birth control?

Are diaphragms safe method of birth control?

Depends : It depends on what you mean by "safe"--using a diaphragm causes no hormonal side effects, but has a higher risk of pregnancy, and pregnancy has lots of side effects. For 100 typical couples relying on a diaphragm for birth control, 12 will be pregnant by the end of a year. ...Read more

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Chance of pregnancy when using both male condoms and birth control pills correctly?

Chance of pregnancy when using both male condoms and birth control pills correctly?

Contraception: Something slightly less than 100%. Most modern contraceptive manufacturers will quote a 98% effectiveness. If you use multiple methods you will increase this a a bit, but you will never attain 100%. The ONLY 100% effective method id abstinence. ...Read more

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If hepc is sexually transmitted, do barrier methods of contraception (condoms, diaphragm) help?

If hepc is sexually transmitted, do barrier methods of contraception (condoms, diaphragm) help?

Barrier ok: We do not know why hepatitis c is not always transmitted sexually but some are - using condoms should minimize the risk, other methods are not effective. ...Read more

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Partner had successful vasectomy. Sperm count at zero. I'm on birth control. We use condoms and withdrawal method. Chances of pregnancy?

Partner had successful vasectomy. Sperm count at zero. I'm on birth control. We use condoms and withdrawal method. Chances of pregnancy?

No sperm: No sperm, no pregnancy possible. The main reason to continue using condoms is to protect against STDs. Birth control pills are 99% protective against pregnancy. Withdrawal method unnecessary given partner has had a vasectomy, you are on birth control pills and you are using condoms. ...Read more

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Please describe three contraceptive methods that prevent ovulation?

Ovulation prevention: The several methods to prevent ovulation are all hormone related, the are different formulations of the same type of product and can be the implant (implanon, depo-provera) etc), birth control pill ( various), the patch (ortho evra) or the vaginal ring (nuva-ring). All these do the same thing to prevent ovulation. Other methods of birth control may block implantation (iud) or tubal ligation. ...Read more

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Are non penetrative sex practices risky for contracting leprosy? E.g.: female (active) to male (passive) masturbation without condom, fellatio.

Are non penetrative sex practices risky for contracting leprosy?  E.g.: female (active) to male (passive) masturbation without condom, fellatio.

Maybe, but low risk: Any personal contact (kissing, skin contact, etc) can transmit leprosy. This includes sex, both penetrating and non penetrating, but probably no more often than other contact. Fortunately, leprosy is quite hard to transmit. Most household and sexual contacts (e.g. spouses) never catch it themselves. I suggest you discuss it with the doctor or clinic caring for the person with leprosy. ...Read more

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Are female condoms effective against transferring an std?

Are female condoms effective against transferring an std?

To some extent: Yes, to some extent. They will be partially effective against most things like hiv, but poorly effective against others like hpv because it doesnt cover external skin and transmission to those body parts. ...Read more

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What are the reversable ways of male contraception, other than condoms?

None like for women: There are many methods that have been looked at in research settings, but none that have the ease, reversibility, reliability, and effectiveness as the best female alternatives such as the intrauterine device. A good review of these methods can be found at: www.Malecontraceptives.Org. ...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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What birth control methods are abortifacients?

What birth control methods  are abortifacients?

None: None of the currently available birth control methods are known to cause abortion. They prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
2,394 doctors shared insights

Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


Dr. Janice Alexander
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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