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Doctor insights on: Pregnancy And Withdrawal Method

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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On birth control + withdraw method.. pregnancy test negative 3 days before period supposed to start.. what are chances I'm pregnant?

On birth control + withdraw method.. pregnancy test negative 3 days before period supposed to start.. what are chances I'm pregnant?

Too soon to know: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. If the result is negative repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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If careful, how effective is the withdrawal method of contraception?

If careful, how effective is the withdrawal method of contraception?

It's not: Too many variables, no one can or try to give you a meaningful numerical answer. But it's about as effective as russian roulette. ...Read more

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How effective is the withdrawal method of contraception?

How effective is the withdrawal method of contraception?

Not at all: Since pre ejaculatory seminal fluid contains "live" sperm that "can jump the waterfall" and impregnate. This method is, unfortunately, the"russian roulette" method of contraception and only a single "bullet" is "fatal". ...Read more

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How effective is withdrawal as a birth control method to prevent pregnancy?

How effective is withdrawal as a birth control method to prevent pregnancy?

Like Russian roulette: The penis (gun) is loaded & secreting sperm continuously during intercourse. It only takes one healthy sperm getting trough to get you pregnant. If this is your BC method make plans for pregnancy, since it is likely to happen sooner or later. ...Read more

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During intercourse used condom and interupption method (with condom).took postinor also.any chance of pregnancy??

During intercourse used condom and interupption method (with condom).took postinor also.any chance of pregnancy??

Minimal: there is always a remote chance but with the history above it is highly unlikely you would get pregnant. ...Read more

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Can a early menstrual cycle followed by unprotected sex with withdrawal method being used lead to pregnancy?

Can a early menstrual cycle followed by unprotected sex with withdrawal method being used lead to pregnancy?

Possibly: Preganacy is always a possiblity. Purchase a home pregnancy test. These become positive at about the time youd start your next expected period. If negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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Partner had successful vasectomy. Sperm count at zero. I'm on birth control. We use condoms and withdrawal method. Chances of pregnancy?

Partner had successful vasectomy. Sperm count at zero. I'm on birth control. We use condoms and withdrawal method. Chances of pregnancy?

No sperm: No sperm, no pregnancy possible. The main reason to continue using condoms is to protect against STDs. Birth control pills are 99% protective against pregnancy. Withdrawal method unnecessary given partner has had a vasectomy, you are on birth control pills and you are using condoms. ...Read more

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3.5 months post partum, breastfeeding and using withdrawal method. Is this an effective method of birth control?

3.5 months post partum, breastfeeding and using withdrawal method. Is this an effective method of birth control?

One of the worst: This is one of the least effective birth control methods with about a 20 % failure rate. If you do not want to be pregnant then schedule a visit to discuss all of the many effective contraction options you can choose from ...Read more

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What are my chances of getting pregnant with birth control, spermicide and withdrawal combined?

What are my chances of getting pregnant with birth control, spermicide and withdrawal combined?

Pregnancy, BCPs: Not very likely at all. Birth control pills alone, when taken correctly, are 99.9% effective. However, they don't protect against stds. ...Read more

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Will using the withdrawal method while im on the pill make my chances of pregnancy even less?

Will using the withdrawal method while im on the pill make my chances of pregnancy even less?

Yes, but use condoms: Yes, the withdrawal method in combination with birth control pills does decrease your chance of pregnancy but the failure rate of withdrawal is high. I strongly recommend using condoms as this is a much more effective form of birth control and is the only form of contraception to reduce the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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Fertile day with a condom and the pullout method. Combined. The condom didn't burst. Pregnancy?Some people only use pullout method and nothing happens

Fertile day with a condom and the pullout method. Combined. The condom didn't burst. Pregnancy?Some people only use pullout method and nothing happens

Condoms work great: If using condoms correctly and all the time, they work great. One does not have to worry about pregnancy if using condoms correctly. That being said, any fertile couple having sex must be ready for real life... which means being married, settled down, with a stable job that provides health insurance (a surprise baby is both cute and has many doctor visits). Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. ...Read more