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Natural Pregnancy Prevention Methods
I've read a lot of conflicting information regarding the "pullout method". In a committed relationship, how reliable is it for pregnancy prevention?
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
Could a head cold be a symptom of pregnancy, 5 days late and had unprotected sex pull out method just went off contraception 2 weeks ago?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Teen pregnancy prev.: There are planned parenthood clinics all over california, there must be similar ones in other states as well. ...Read more
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
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.
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
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