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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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What are some advantages of the natural family planning method of birth control?

What are some advantages of the natural family planning method of birth control?

Cheapest: Well you don't have to spend any money on it whatsoever and that makes it the cheapest form of birth control. It can work well provided you have very regular, predictable cycles and that you are compliant with abstinence during your peak fertility times. ...Read more

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Family Planning Services (Definition)

Family planning services refers to health care related to sexual health, birth ...Read more


Dr. David Finke
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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How is natural family planning used?

How is natural family planning used?

It's tricky: Some people use basal body temperature charts, ovulation predictor kits, etc. Honestly, it is one of the least effective birth control options and unplanned pregnancies occur frequently. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Alvin Lin
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Please send some safe family planning methods.

Contraception: Check out http://www.Plannedparenthood.Org/all-access/my-method-26542.Htm for some options specific to you. ...Read more

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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What exactly is natural family planning?

Avoid ovulation: If you have regular, consistently predictable cycles, you can calculate your time of the cycle when an egg is released. You then avoid intercouse starting a few day before egg release to a few days after egg release. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Kevin Considine
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How effective are natural family planning methods?

How effective are natural family planning methods?

Not Very: Unfortunately natural family planning in spite of best intentions and efforts will often fail and does not approach the effectiveness of birth control pills and other contraceptives. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Villa
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What will they ask me at family planning appointments?

What will they ask me at family planning appointments?

Medical history: Your medical history will be reviewed to determine if there is any medical condition that may impact a pregnancy. Medications you are currently using will also be reviewed for the same reason. You may also be offered some prenatal testing to determine your risk of passing on genes for several medical conditions that may impact your baby. Prenatal supplementation may also be reviewed. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Which method is more useful for family planning?

Which method is more useful for family planning?

Many options: Iuds like Mirena and paragard or implants like Nexplanon are the easiest to use and the most effective. There are many other options though such as pills, patch, nuvaring, condoms and depoprovera. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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I meant to ask if there is medication to clean after the family planning injection in this I am referring to the nustrate?

I meant to ask if there is medication to clean after the family planning injection in this I am referring to the nustrate?

Post procedure : I have seen this question sitting here. I think that is because this is a question you should be asking of your physician or clinic that did your injection. No one here would want to interfere with the important and normal communication between you and your medical provider. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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How do you do natural family planning?

How do you do natural family planning?

Hope: Natural family planning involves the use of studying the women's cycle and hoping that intercourse during the least fertile times might not induce pregnancy . This is a triumph of hope over expectations as it will inevitably fail over time. If pregnancy is not your wish at this time, consider other options. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Levine
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What is the name of the family planning injection taken monthly?

What is the name of the family planning injection taken monthly?

Depo-Estradiol: One option is depo-estradiol. Another is depo-provera, but that form of contraception is given every 3 months. ...Read more

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