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Could the progesterone IUD protect against sexually transmitted infections?

Could the progesterone IUD protect against sexually transmitted infections?

No: Iud's are a great way to prevent pregnancy but they do not protect against sexually transmitted infections. You should continue to use condoms to protect yourself from infections. With Progesterone iud's the cervical mucous is thickened and there is a slight decrease risk of pelvic inflammatory disease after the 1st 2 weeks but you can still catch something. Be smart and use a condom. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Derman
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Progesterone (Definition)

Progesterone has been found to be helpful in preventing preterm birth in a patient who has a history of delivering babies too early. It can be given as vaginal suppositories. It is most often given as weekly ...Read more


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Can the copper IUD (paraguard) protect against sexually transmitted infections?

Can the copper IUD (paraguard) protect against sexually transmitted infections?

IUD: No. The main protection against std is condom and monogamy. As a matter of fact if exposed to a STI the iud may promote or complicate the infection and may need to be removed. ...Read more

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Does birth control protect entirely against pregnancy?

Does birth control protect entirely against pregnancy?

Preventing pregnancy: No method of birth control is 100% effective against pregnancy. The oral contraceptives are the most effective as are hormonal implants. ...Read more

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Could the gardasil shot only protect against sexually transmitted diseases?

Could the gardasil shot only protect against sexually transmitted diseases?

Confusing question: The Gardasil shot will only help protect against 4 strains of the hpv, a std with many strains. It will only protect if given prior to exposure.It will not protect against the dozen or more diseases that can be transmitted via sex. ...Read more

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Will birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), includin hiv/aids?

Will birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), includin hiv/aids?

STDs: Birth control pills will not protect you from anything, including pregnancy (although it makes pregnancy infinitely less likely). Condoms will provide reasonable protection from most stds, but even these can fail because of leakage or breakage. Be careful out there. ...Read more

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Does Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) provide protection against pregnancy?

Does Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) provide protection against pregnancy?

It's a contraceptive: Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) does provide contraception protection for about 3 months as placed subcutaneously. No contraceptive is 100% so protected sexual intercourse in recommended. Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) does not protect against veneral diseases, hpv, or hvi. ...Read more

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If hepc is sexually transmitted, do barrier methods of contraception (condoms, diaphragm) help?

If hepc is sexually transmitted, do barrier methods of contraception (condoms, diaphragm) help?

Barrier ok: We do not know why hepatitis c is not always transmitted sexually but some are - using condoms should minimize the risk, other methods are not effective. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), including hiv/aids?

Can birth control pills protect me from sexually transmitted infections (stis), including hiv/aids?

No: No, birth control pills do not protect you from sexually transmitted infections or hiv/aids. They just protect you from pregnancy. The only way to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections, including hiv/aids, is through the use of barrier protection (condoms or dental dams). ...Read more

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How effective are condoms against pregnancy?

How effective are condoms against pregnancy?

Pretty good.: Very effective if used consistently and properly. Failure rate with perfect use is about 2%. Failure rate with typical use is 20%. ...Read more

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How effective are condoms against preventing STDs?

How effective are condoms against preventing STDs?

STD: condom is so far the best and very effective way to stop STD. Of course it is still not 100%, due to inappropriate use or broken. ...Read more

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Are female condoms effective against transferring an std?

Are female condoms effective against transferring an std?

To some extent: Yes, to some extent. They will be partially effective against most things like hiv, but poorly effective against others like hpv because it doesnt cover external skin and transmission to those body parts. ...Read more

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2 virgins. Woman's got an iud. Risk of std/i's if not using condoms?

2 virgins. Woman's got an iud. Risk of std/i's if not using condoms?

Of course!: You knew that, didn't you? Only some form of barrier protection like a condom can prevent the spread of std's which are transmitted by contact. ...Read more

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Can douching after sex prevent sexually transmitted infections?

Can douching after sex prevent sexually transmitted infections?

Not likely: It is possible, but not likely. Once a bacteria or virus have been transmitted, physical douching will not likely dislodge them. Safe sex practices, especially condom use, are the best strategies to prevent stis. ...Read more