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I'm 5 weeks pregnant. I've read about the vitamin C & parsley method. How effective is this method?
No research but...: There has been no formal research on Vit C & parsley to terminate pregnancy, though according to the best available resource on this, it is about 30-45% effective. If you decide to try it, you should be committed to trying a more definitive method, such as RU486 (which should be used before 9 weeks) if it fails. See http://www.sisterzeus.com/vit_c_ab.html & http://www.sisterzeus.com/Hsp1shlp.htm ...Read more
I switched from mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD to necon .5/35 did not use back up methods during the switch, chance of pregnancy?
On BCP(combo pill),use male condoms,&pull out method.always check condoms by fillin w/Water.No tears/leaks ever.Chance of pregnancy in this situation?
Unlikely: Women who take their birth control pills correctly, are protected every day, all the time. They have no fertile days, so it doesn't matter what added birth control methods are used. Pregnancy is very unlikely. If still worried, one can do a home pregnancy test 3 weeks after sex. Tests are inexpensive and sold in stores everywhere. In the US, condoms are reliable so users need not check for leaks. ...Read more
One you will use: Sounds like a condescending answer but the best birth control method is the one you feel most comfortable with and will practice faithfully. If you are looking for a method that doesn't require constant effort (like implanon) then perhaps an iud like paraguard or Mirena (levonorgestrel) is right for you. ...Read more
Basic biology: The "pull out" method is based on the idea that as long as you "pull out" before delivering the "load" pregnancy will not occur. However, it only takes a single sperm, present in all the mucous secretions (semen) of the penis during intercourse. You may cut your risks a small amount, but plan for parenthood if this is your plan. ...Read more
What is the percentage of success for ericson method using IUI for having a boy. Sperm sorted using ericson method was inserted second day of ovulatio?
Not accurate: The method claims about a 70% success but it is not a reliable method. An experimental technique, microsort, is no longer available. The only reliable method of gender selection is ivf/pgs to genetically identify the embryos of the desired gender. Virtually 100% accurate if you get pregnant. Many practices will not offer the technique. Iui works best when performed before/during ovulation . Best. ...Read more
Depends: It really depends on how regular your cycles are and how good you are at cycle counting. This method can work, but unfortunately often times does not because women sorta expect that their bodies/ovaries work like clockwork and in all honesty they don't typically do that year after year. This method really doesn't work well in teens and women closer to the age of perimenopause. Best rate 80%. ...Read more
NO,..Way too Risky: To get pregnant sperm needs to enter the vagina during or around the time of ovulation. At times, there is the chance that "pre ejaculate" or "pre-cum as a slang" has some sperm cells in it, so please do not rely on the Pull-out method for Birth Control! Use BC pills and condoms as well to prevent both Pregnancy and STI's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me about non scalpel vasectomy vs conventional vasectomy: reversal chances the same?
Same: How the puncture in the skin is made (to access the vas) is irrelevant to the success or complications of vasectomy. No matter how the procedure is marketed to anxious young males, a puncture must be made in the skin with some sort of sharp instrument. If you think you may EVER want the vasectomy reversed, you should not have a vasectomy. The best pregnancy rate of reversal is about 50%. ...Read more
Choosing gender: No. As I am sure you know, couples have been trying to choose gender for all of history. There is no way to do this. Nature wins on this one. ...Read more
Which birth control pills are most effective at preventing ovulation while being easiest side-effect-wise? I don't want fertilized eggs!
Hard to say: The reason for dozens of BCP preparations is the variation in the individual needs of the women involved. The med must be matched with the individual woman, based on a thorough evaluation and sometimes trial and error to limit side effects. ...Read more
Too risky: There are no studies that give a definitive number, but it highly unreliable method of BC when you leave a hormone raging boy/man to be in charge of such an important task! At times, there is the rare chance that "pre ejaculate" or "pre-cum as a slang" has some sperm cells in it, so please do not rely on the Pull-out method for Birth Control! ...Read more