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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Single Phase Contraceptive (Overview)

Single phase contraceptives are a kind of oral contraceptive (women's health and pregnancy drug).


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What contraceptives are good?

What contraceptives are good?

Varies: The best method is different for different people. The hormonal methods, intrauterine devices and permanent sterilization are the most effective (other than abstinence). Barrier methods and more "natural" methods are safe except for the risks related to failure of the method and unintended pregnancy. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Single Phase Contraceptive (Overview)

Single phase contraceptives are a kind of oral contraceptive (women's health and pregnancy drug).


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Is it appropriate to prescribe oral contraceptive for boys w/acne? Instead of systemic antibiotics in an effort to limit abx use for social good.

Is it appropriate to prescribe oral contraceptive for boys w/acne? Instead of systemic antibiotics in an effort to limit abx use for social good.

No oral: Contraceptive for boys. It would be a bad idea to give oral contraceptive to a boy and it is likely to make acne worse any way. If the acne is bad, please see a doctor. If you are a first year student, talk to a dermatologist at your school. ...Read more

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My gynecologist prescribed contraceptives for my PCOS. I've to take the pills for a 3-month period. It is true than when you stop them, you get fat?

My gynecologist prescribed contraceptives for my PCOS. I've to take the pills for a 3-month period. It is true than when you stop them, you get fat?

No, that: is not true. One of the most common features of PCOS, however, is obesity. Have you discussed use of metformin with your GYN? It can help reduce insulin resistance, which is the basic metabolic problem in PCOS. ...Read more

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What is the most effective of the female contraceptives?

What is the most effective of the female contraceptives?

Implanon/Nexplanon: At this point the Implanon (single capsule inserted under skin in arm) is considered most effective form of birth control. It has shown slight more effectiveness than tubal ligation and vasectomy. This is occasionally debated- but at the very least it is equivalent to these more permanent methods. Iud is also a very effective form of birth control. ...Read more

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Will a contraceptive work if you took the 2nd dose 33.5 hours later instead of 12?

Will a contraceptive work if you took the 2nd dose 33.5 hours later instead of 12?

Yes but: According the instructions in the package insert on birth control pills if you go beyond 24 hrs taking pills then you should double up by taking two the next day. ...Read more

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How safe is the contraceptive implanol?

How safe is the contraceptive implanol?

Implant: Contraceptive implants are very effective and safe. The main hassle is irregular bleeding. But for most woman who choose this method, the benefits of the method outweigh that annoyance. Usually the bleeding isn't heavy and it tends to improve over time. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to smoke an electronical cigarette when you are taking oral contraceptives?

Is it dangerous to smoke an electronical cigarette when you are taking oral contraceptives?

Nicotine IS nicotine: Elctric cigarettes provide nicotine, the substance that induces addiction and craving of smoking. Regular cigarettes contain many other chemical substances/preservatives, some are carcinogenic (causes cancer), thus they are worse than electric ones. But nicotine still increases your risk of blood clot when using contraceptives. It is a bit safer choice, not without risk. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there any time that I should not use the contraceptive sponge?

Is there any time that I should not use the contraceptive sponge?

Yes: You should not use the contraceptive sponge during your menstrual period because of risks of toxic shock syndrome. You should not use the sponge if you have an allergy to sulfa or nonoxynol 9 spermicide. For other questions regarding the sponge, please see their website at http://todaysponge.Com/faq.Html and http://www.Todaysponge.Com/answers2.Html. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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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