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Most Least Effective Contraceptive To Prevent Pregnancy
How long it will take to have period after taking emergency contraceptive pills..is it effective to prevent pregnancy?
Emergency contracept: it is quite effective.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
If I had unprotected sex during ovulation, how effective will emergency contraceptive taken within 52 hours be to prevent pregnancy?
Yes: IUDs and implants last for 3-10 years ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have never used contraceptives pill before and i just had an unprotected sex can i still use a birth control 5 hours late to prevent pregnancy?
Can i prevent pregnancy if i drink the contraceptive pills (daphne) the next day after we had an intercourse?
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
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
How long do I have to take birth control for it to be effective to prevent against pregnancy? Does this go for every brand or birth control?
What is,the next best safe and effective birth control to prevent pregnancy? I don't want any more kids at this time? Should I just keep my iud then
Many options: There are many options for birth control including short term (pills, shots, ring, patch) long acting (IUD, implant) and permanent options (tubal, essure). Visit your obgyn to discuss which options are best for YOU as each one has its risks and benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just started birth control. When will it be effective in preventing pregnancy? And what time frame do I have to the the pills daily? How effective
99+%: If taken perfectly, - same time, every day, without missing any pills, the effectiveness is quite hi- 99%. However, in practice, the figure is closer to 92% effectiveness, reflecting missed pills, etc. ...Read more
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
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
93% effective.: At your age, even with proper use the oral contraceptives (irrespective of low-dose or not) as ~93% effective in preventing undesired pregnancy. Talk to your gynecologist for other contraceptive options, such as the iud that is much more effective in pregnancy prevention and can last up to 10 years without having to remember taking a pill daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dose and birth contr: The most important thing will all birth control (also known as oral contraceptives) is that you consistently take them. Missing doses and taking medication with other medicine and foods (herbs) can affect the effectiveness of the birth control pills. Please know pregnancies can occur even if everything is taken perfectly. Birth control is about 98% effective so there is a chance of pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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