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Doctor insights on: Most Least Effective Contraceptive To Prevent Pregnancy

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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If I had unprotected sex during ovulation, how effective will emergency contraceptive taken within 52 hours be to prevent pregnancy?

If I had unprotected sex during ovulation, how effective will emergency contraceptive taken within 52 hours be to prevent pregnancy?

About 90%: However studies have shown "Plan B" is less effective in women over 165#, and in women above that weight. See your OB-GYN if you have concerns, and always use a condom if you are sexually active! ...Read more

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Can cassia angustifolia prevent pregnancy or be used as a contraceptive?

Can cassia angustifolia prevent pregnancy or be used as a  contraceptive?

No: Herbs, shrubs, flowers, trees, or other plants are not useful as contraceptives in trying to prevent pregnancy. There are many excellent contraceptives used all over the world, such as condoms, iud's, birth control pills, etc... ...Read more

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If the emergency contraceptive or morning after pill doesn't prevent pregnancy?

If the emergency contraceptive or morning after pill doesn't prevent pregnancy?

See your doctor: Emergency contraception is an option to prevent unintended pregnancy. It is available through a pharmacy, and doesn't require a prescription if you are over 18 years old. If you take this medication and a pregnancy is not prevented, you should see your healthcare provider. Ec doesn't harm a developing pregnancy, but you will want to discuss all of your options for the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will emergency contraceptive pills like My Way prevent pregnancy even after taking them after ovulation has occured? Help

72 hours: Emergency contraception should be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse to decrease the risk of pregnancy. It works by disrupting or delaying ovulation. Regardless of when you think you ovulated it should be used within 72 hours to help decrease the risk of unplanned pregnancy. Use birth control and condoms in the future to avoid these scares. ...Read more

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Condom rip when having sex took Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) birth control as emergency contraceptive right after sex did I do the right thing to prevent pregnancy ?

Obtain plan B: Although Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) does contain levonorgestrel, the same form of progesterone found in Plan B one step, it does not contain the same dose. There is only 0.15mg in Levora (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) versus 1.5mg in Plan B. I suggest you pick up plan B and as long as your friend takes it within 72 hours of intercourse, it still should be effective. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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