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I've read a lot of conflicting information regarding the "pullout method". In a committed relationship, how reliable is it for pregnancy prevention?

I've read a lot of conflicting information regarding the "pullout method".  In a committed relationship, how reliable is it for pregnancy prevention?

Not good enough !: The problem is that a small amount of semen may escape before wihdrawal-even with a motivated male-and therefore failuresare more common than with usual recommended methods. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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Why is my period 10 days late? I'm always on time, not on any contraception just withdrawal method, 2 negative pregnancy test, not over/under weight

Why is my period 10 days late? I'm always on time, not on any contraception just withdrawal method, 2 negative pregnancy test, not over/under weight

Not sure: There are a number of reasons a period is late, from pregnancy to lack of ovulation that cycle. Since your pregnancy test is negative and your weight normal other reasons could be stress, a hormonal imbalance in the thyroid or prolactin or blood sugar for example. However this often corrects itself. See a provider if you skip a second period. ...Read more

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What kind of pregnancy prevention is there?

What kind of pregnancy prevention is there?

Lots of methods: There are lots of ways of preventing pregnancy, birth control pills, injections, iuds, condoms, diaphragms to name a few. Your obgyn, midwife for a family planning clinic can help you make the right choice. ...Read more

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What stats could I use for a pregnancy prevention commercial?

What stats could I use for a pregnancy prevention commercial?

See below:: The latest news on the teen pregnancy front has been incredibly positive. The U.S. Teen pregnancy rate has declined 42% from its peak in 1990 and is now at a nearly 40-year low, according to recent data from the guttmacher institute. For ideas try: www.Thenationalcampaign.Org/national/. ...Read more

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Which is the best pills for pregnancy prevention at the age of 34?

Birth Control: All forms of birth control have effectiveness and are likely to be just fine. We do not endorse any one product here on health tap. Your physician can work with you to find the appropriate choice. ...Read more

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What are some teenage pregnancy prevention organizations besides gcap?

What are some teenage pregnancy prevention organizations besides gcap?

Teen pregnancy prev.: There are planned parenthood clinics all over california, there must be similar ones in other states as well. ...Read more

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Will missing one birth control pill stop pregnancy prevention?

Will missing one birth control pill stop pregnancy prevention?

Might: Birth control pills generally work by keeping a constant level of hormone in the system to convince the body it is pregnant, and not ovulate. Skipping or missing an active hormone pill (not the dummy pills) could allow the hormone level to drop enough to allow ovulation. It probably doesn't happen often, but could. Using additional birth control would be a good idea. ...Read more

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If endometriosis is the sorce of my sciatica should I stop taking bc pill? Only been taking for 1 mth for ovarian cysts not pregnancy prevention.

If endometriosis is the sorce of my sciatica should I stop taking bc pill? Only been taking for 1 mth for ovarian cysts not pregnancy prevention.

More evaluation: No. If endometriosis causes that pain you have a significant problem. You need to be evaluated for any endometriosis cysts and any fibroids that may be pressing in that region. If you stop hormones your may may get worse. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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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