Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Are Some Advantages Of The Contraceptive Sponge

Share
Dr. Raj Syal Dr. Syal
1 doctor agreed:
1

1
What are some advantages of the contraceptive sponge?

Dr. Raj Syal Dr. Syal
1 doctor agreed:
What are some advantages of the contraceptive sponge?

None: This is not a very popular nor effective form of birth control. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
4 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
What are the disadvantages of the contraceptive sponge?

What are the disadvantages of the contraceptive sponge?

High failure rate: The failure rate within the first year for patients who have never had a baby before is 9-16%. For patients who have had a baby, the failure rate is 26-30%. If your are looking for non-hormonal contraception, i would recommend an iud or diaphragm. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
What are some advantages of the vasectomy?

What are some advantages of the vasectomy?

Some are...: - less invasive than tubal ligation for women; - an office procedure under local anesthesia; - high effectiveness for birth control up to 99.85%; - less cost than that of tubal ligation; - well tolerated; - provide good resource control, time and money, for living and raising more children that one can afford. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
What are some benefits of using the copper iud?

What are some benefits of using the copper iud?

Safe and effective: The IUD is one of the safest and most cost-effective ways to prevent pregnancy. It is almost as good as getting your tubes tied or a vasectomy in preventing pregnancy. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
What are some advantages of the diaphragm?

What are some advantages of the diaphragm?

Diaphragm: The diaphragm is a good form of barrier contraception. Advantages include: no hormones, effective (90%), reusable, safe, inexpensive, reversible, decreases risk of some sexually transmitted diseases, patient controlled and not an abortifacient. ...Read more

8

8
What are some disadvantages of using the diaphragm?

Convenience: The major disadvantage of the diaphragm is the inconvenience of having to puut it in before sexual activity. ...Read more

9

9
What are some disadvantages of using the birth control patch?

What are some disadvantages of using the birth control patch?

Blood clot: Any birth control method that has estrogen in it has rare, but serious, side effects like blood clot, stroke and heart attack. Keep in mind however that getting pregnant has a risk of blood clot that is 6 to 10 times greater than birth control. Also to keep things in prespective...Driving your car is probably the riskiest thing you do on a daily basis. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What are some disadvantages of using the male condom?

What are some disadvantages of using the male condom?

Few: You need to use condoms to decrease your risk of stds. Female condoms are available it your partner won't wear a condom. Male condoms are actually fairly effective as a form of birth control provided they are used correctly. The condom must be on from the moment of erection since the penis does secrete some fluid with sperm before ejaculation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
What are some advantages of using the birth control patch?

What are some advantages of using the birth control patch?

Timing: The birth control patch only needs to be changed once a week, which makes it easier to remember that a daily pill. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
What are some benefits of using the progesterone iud?

What are some benefits of using the progesterone iud?

Bleeding better: That is an excellent choice and very effective for birth control. Often that iud also decreases the amount of bleeding and sometimes even pain with your menstrual cycles. In some women with endometriosis it may be helpful for pain control but that is less studied. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
What are the advantages and disadvantages of two different contraceptives?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of two different contraceptives?

It depends: Every contraceptive has advantages and disadvantages. It all depends on your physical condition, preferences and risk factors. Why not do some research on a web site such as familydoctor.org, which has a good handout on this issue, and then discuss the pros and cons with a doctor who might prescribe contraceptives to you? ...Read more

15

15
What are the components of oral contraception pills?

What are the components of oral contraception pills?

2 hormones: The majority of birth control pills contain some type of synthetic estrogen and progesterone. The common Estrogens used are ethinyl estradiol, mestranol, while the commonly used progestins are norethindrone, levonorgestrel, norgestimate, and drosperinone. There are some pills that only contain progestins, and these are used in breastfeeding moms or people who have a contraindication to estrogen. ...Read more

16

16
What are some disadvantages of the natural family planning method of birth control?

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

Tricky: Natural family planning is not the most reliable form of contraception. Honestly, it is one of the least effective forms of birth control. Strict attention to when your body is ovulating is key and this can take a lot of time and body awareness. Even then, ovulated eggs can survive for days in the female genital tract, as can sperm/semen. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
What are some of the advantages of pacemakers?

What are some of the advantages of pacemakers?

Multiple: Pacemaker ensure that the heart rate does not fall below a minimum programmed value. Dual chamber pacemakers restore the coordination (known as atrioventricular synchrony) between the upper and lower chambers of the heart. Pacemakers can also function in a limited capacity as monitors of heart rate, rhythm, and in some cases, estimate the degree of heart failure. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
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

20

20
What are the pros and cons of a contraceptive implant?

What are the pros and cons of a contraceptive implant?

Mayo Implant info.: See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/contraceptive-implant/basics/definition/prc-20015073

Get a more detailed answer ›