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What are the options for emergency contraception?

What are the options for emergency contraception?

Yes: Plan b one-step is over the counter and is levonorgesterol. It is most effective if taken right away. Ella (ulipristal acetate) requires a prescription, contains ulipristal, and may be a bit more effective after a few days. The copper containing iud, paraguard is also a highly effective emergency contraceptive that is good for 10 years. ...Read more

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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


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Are contraception implants reliable?

Are contraception implants reliable?

YES!: They are as effective a surgical sterilization! so very effective and completely reversible. ...Read more

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Suggestions for alternatives to birth control pills for menstrual regulation?

Suggestions for alternatives to birth control pills for menstrual regulation?

Few options: The pill is the first choice for cycle control and regulation. Another option is cyclic progesterone - less effective but appropriate for someone who cannot tolerate estrogen containing pills. ...Read more

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What are birth control options besides the pill for females?

What are birth control options besides the pill for females?

Lots of options: There are lots of birth control methods to choose from. The monthly vaginal ring and weekly skin patch are as effective as pills. There is an injection every 3 months. The most effective options are the implant in the arm or intrauterine devices. Check this interactive tool to learn more: http://www.arhp.org/methodmatch/ ...Read more

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What birth control options are safe and effective for women?

What birth control options are safe and effective for women?

Birth control safety: All have a degree of risk, but the ones considered most safe and effective are usually long term types with progesterone, like IUDs and Nexplanon. IUDs come with 3, 5, and 10 years of prevention and are 99.9% effective. The 10 year IUD has no hormone. The Nexplanon device has progesterone and lasts 3 years. Least effective--barrier (condoms), pills. Talk to your doctor about what is best for you. ...Read more

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What are the other options to prevent pregnancy other than using emergency contraception?

What are the other options to prevent pregnancy other than using emergency contraception?

Birth Control: Wow. That is a first. There are condoms, diaphragms, birth control pills, shots, implants. There are iuds. Dozens of different options that are easy, effective and safe. ...Read more

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"natural" methods of contraception?

Abstane: The only legitimate so called natural family planning is abstinence. Rhythm is really not a method... It is russian roulette. Modern birth control is both safe and effective. Fear of it is not needed in reality. ...Read more

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What are advantages of using the combined contraceptive pill over emergency contraception?

What are advantages of using the combined contraceptive pill over emergency contraception?

It works better: Emergency contraception is for emergencies. It can only be used once a month effectively. It also isn't as effective as a regular pill at preventing pregnancy. It shouldn't be used for contraception. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How effective is emergency contraception?

How effective is emergency contraception?

Efficacy: Levonogestrel pills can reduce your risk of pregnancy by up to 95% is used within 24 hours of sex. They are up to 89 percent effective when taken within 72 hours (three days) after unprotected sex. They continue to reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 120 hours (five days) after unprotected sex, but they are less effective as time passes. ...Read more

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What % pregnancy protection with birth control pill use?

What % pregnancy protection with birth control pill use?

Approaches 99%: With typical use, birth control pill efficacy rates is about 92%. With perfect use, efficacy rate is over 99%. Nothing is 100% except abstinence. Remember to take your pill daily around the same time of day to achieve optimal results. ...Read more

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What birth control methods are abortifacients?

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What birth control methods  are abortifacients?

None: None of the currently available birth control methods are known to cause abortion. They prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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How risky are oral contraceptive pills for birth control?

How risky are oral contraceptive pills for birth control?

Very safe: For almost all women, the pill is very safe. The major risk is with such cardiovascular issues as hypertension or a leg/lung clot. Both are unlikely without a previous history- self or family. Cigarettes def increase the risk heart attack and stroke. But again, very safe and ...Safer by far than pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are condoms safe or are contraceptive pills more effective?

Are condoms safe or are contraceptive pills more effective?

Great question!: They overlap in function, but also achieve separate goals. Also, pills have some risks for long-term health. Stds are not avoided by the pill. Pills are a bit more effective against conception. If possible during years that you do not want a baby and might have more than one partner - using both (correctly!) is a great idea. I'm impressed that you care enough to ask - thank you on behalf of others. ...Read more

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How effective are contraceptive sponges?

How effective are contraceptive sponges?

Best if no delivery: The sponge is more effective for women who have never given birth. If women who have never given birth always use the sponge as directed, 9 out of 100 will become pregnant each year. If women who have never given birth don't always use the sponge as directed, 12 out of 100 will become pregnant each year. 20/100 and 24/100 if previously given birth vaginally. ...Read more

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What causes hormonal contraception to fail?

Nothing is 100%: The most common cause of failed hormonal contraception is related to user-error: missed pills, patch, ring, shot, etc, but even if you use a method perfectly, failures can happen. Next to permanent sterilization, the most effective methods include iuds and implants--which are "forgettable"--and not as subject to user-error, making them easy and very effective to use. ...Read more

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Please describe three contraceptive methods that prevent ovulation?

Ovulation prevention: The several methods to prevent ovulation are all hormone related, the are different formulations of the same type of product and can be the implant (implanon, depo-provera) etc), birth control pill ( various), the patch (ortho evra) or the vaginal ring (nuva-ring). All these do the same thing to prevent ovulation. Other methods of birth control may block implantation (iud) or tubal ligation. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can planned parenthood emergency contraception pill delay your period the following month?

Help plz! Can planned parenthood emergency contraception pill delay your period the following month?

Yes: Taking Plan B may delay your 1st period by about a week. It is best to do a pregnancy test and be safe. It should not have any effect on the period after that. ...Read more

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Can you please recommend some effective options for birth control?

Can you please recommend some effective options for birth control?

Birth Control: Birth control methods include: abstinence, oral contraceptives, birth control patch, depo-provera (shot), sponge, vaginal ring, cervical cap, condom, diaphragm, iud, birth control implant, spermicide, sterilization or vasectomy. They vary in efficacy ; possible side effects. Discuss this with your physician to see what would be your best option. ...Read more

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Are there other harmonal treatments for acne besides birth control pill?

Are there other harmonal treatments for acne besides birth control pill?

Acne: No. There are not any other hormonal treatments for acne besides OCPs. However, there are many other treatments for acne, just not hormonal. These would include antibiotics, retinoids, and facial washes. ...Read more

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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