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Doctor insights on: Most Least Effective Contraceptive To Prevent Pregnancy

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What are considered the most effective condoms to use for unwanted pregnancy?

What are considered the most effective condoms to use for unwanted pregnancy?

Condoms: Latex condoms & polyisoprene non-latex condoms are very effective. Polyurethane non-latex condoms have an increased slippage & breakage rate. Natural skin (lamb skin) are effective against pregnancy but not std's. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How effective is progesterone in pill form at preventing pregnancy?

How effective is progesterone in pill form at preventing pregnancy?

Not very: Real Progesterone (as opposed to the artificial Progesterone like drugs found in birth control pills) is not a reliable contraceptive and is often used to help reduce miscarriage risks. ...Read more

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Is it effective to use condoms in sex? will it prevent pregnancy?

Is it effective to use condoms in sex? will it prevent pregnancy?

Condoms: are a recognized effective method of preventing conception but "accidents" (leakage etc) is a remote possibility thus for more complete "coverage" Birth Control Pills are usually the method"of choice" My Opinion Only Hope it helps!' Dr Z ...Read more

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Which condoms are most safe for use during pregnancy?

Which condoms are most safe for use during pregnancy?

Condoms: If you and your partner are not allergic to the material that the condom is made out of, any condom is safe during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are condoms effective enough to be the only source of contraception?

Yes: But they should be well made and be sure that a condom is not perished. All it requires is a leak! ...Read more

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What are considered the most effective antidepressant to use during pregnancy?

What are considered the most effective antidepressant to use during pregnancy?

Same as not pregnant: First line antidepressants used for treating depression are ssris. These are safe during pregnancy. There was research done suggesting that Paxil (paroxetine) caused an increase in pulmonary hypertension in babies, but this study was found to be false. Also, if you plan on breastfeeding you may not want to take Prozac as it stays in the blood stream longer than others and can be easily transferred to baby. ...Read more

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Which birth control pills are most effective at preventing ovulation while being easiest side-effect-wise? I don't want fertilized eggs!

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

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Which birth control is the most effective for a female to prevent pregnancy from having unprotected sex?

Which birth control is the most effective for a female to prevent pregnancy from having unprotected sex?

Plan B: I assume that you are asking which pill can you take to prevent a pregnancy after just having had unprotected intercourse. If that is the case, and you are within 72 hours of sex (3 days), taking a single pill (plan b) is approx. 90% effective in preventing a pregnancy. There are other pill regimens as well. It is not going to be helpful if you are already pregnant. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is male condom 100% effective to prevent pregnancy?

Is male condom 100% effective to prevent pregnancy?

90-95%: Condoms are 90-95% effective, especially if a spermicide is used with the condoms. That means if 100 women use condoms for a year 5-10 of them will get pregnant. However if nothing is used 80 will get pregnant, so it is better than nothing. ...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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Does xanax make the birth control pill less effective at preventing pregnancy?

Does xanax make the birth control pill less effective at preventing pregnancy?

No interactions: estradiol and provera (depo subddermal) show NO interactions with xanax (alprazolam) having said that you really need to ask this of your provider who is giving you the Birth Control meds. Nothing in medicine is fool proof or 100%. There are always exceptions. ...Read more

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How effective is withdrawal as a birth control method to prevent pregnancy?

How effective is withdrawal as a birth control method to prevent pregnancy?

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 more

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Is there anyway to tell if your birth control pill is ineffective at preventing pregnancy?

Is there anyway to tell if your birth control pill is ineffective at preventing pregnancy?

Pregnancy?: You would certainly suspect they weren't working if you became pregnant. If you read the package insert you will find that OCP's when taken correctly are pretty effective. BUT ONLY WHEN TAKEN AS DIRECTED. The biggest reason pills fail has nothing to do with the pill and everything to do with the pill taker. ...Read more

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How effective is the copper IUD (paraguard) to prevent pregnancy?

How effective is the copper IUD (paraguard) to prevent pregnancy?

As good as tubal: Iuds are the most effective method of bc--as effective as sterilization), and the copper iud lasts 10 years. Low rates of side effects, very easy, safe, and effective. ...Read more

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How to prevent pregnancy naturally. Or is there any procedure to control pregnancy naturally, without using condoms and birth controll.?

How to prevent pregnancy naturally. Or  is there any procedure to control pregnancy naturally, without using condoms and birth controll.?

Not very effectively: The rhythm method has been used for many centuries. It is not very effective. The women who practice it are often called "momma"! there are other barrier methods with less than 100% protection. Condoms not only prevent pregnancy, but also prevent sexually transmitted dieases. Please read all you can about birth control to prevent undesired pregnancies. ...Read more

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Is birth control pills, condoms, and a vasectomy a good combo of contraceptives to prevent pregnancy?

Is birth control pills, condoms, and a vasectomy a good combo of contraceptives to prevent pregnancy?

Contraception : Yes. All 3 of those together are very protective against pregnancy. Generally speaking, pregnancy would not be an issue after a male partner has obtained a vasectomy. This procedure would need reversal in order for pregnancy to occur. When used correctly birth control alone is 99.9% effective. Condoms are about 98% effective when used correctly. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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