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What Are Some Advantages 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Placement & holes: Proper placement of the diaphragm in the vagina to cover the cervix requires practice and training by the OB GYN who fits the product initially. The diaphragm must be inspected after use by holding it up to the light after cleaning to be sure there aren't pin holes present that allow sperm passage. Diaphragms must always use a contraceptive cream inside the cup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mayo Implant info.: See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/contraceptive-implant/basics/definition/prc-20015073Get a more detailed answer ›
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