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What is the best birth control method for teens?

What  is the best birth control method for teens?

The one u will use: The best control is the one you will use. Different people will make different choices. There are lots of options. I prefer options where teens don't have to remember something daily. Mirena (levonorgestrel) or paragard iuds are great. Implanon is a small insert that goes in your arm that can last up to 3 yrs. The depoprovera shot is once every 3 months. The pill, patch and NuvaRing are other options. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


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What is the best birth control method for a teen?

What is the best birth control method for a teen?

Abstinence is 100%: Technically, the best birth control method is abstinence, because it is 100% effective at preventing pregnancy. However, if you are sexually active, then a combination of oral contraceptives and barrier protection (e.g., condoms) is the best method of preventing pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about which oral contraceptives would work best for you. ...Read more

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Active. What is the best birth control method for a teen?

BCP : The pill is simple and easy to use and most of them have low incidence of breakthrough bleeding. The maturity of the teenager and how willing is she to take a pill daily has a lot to do as well. ...Read more

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What is the most effective birth control method for a 47-year-old woman?

What is the most effective birth control method for a 47-year-old woman?

Hysterectomy: At 47, if you are through with childbearing, removal is the most effective form of birth control. A tubal ligation would be 2nd, and the pill third. All of these are dependent on your other health issues and may or may not meet with your needs.A frank discussion with your OBGYN may give you a better understanding of what might be best for you. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control (most effective)?

What is the best birth control (most effective)?

Birth Control: 1) abstinence - but fails a lot 2) hysterectomy - but a little invasie 3) the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud - with a failure rate of about 1/2000 its even better than having your tubes tied, which still fails at a rate of 1/200 (true!). ...Read more

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What is the best birth control pill for combating acne?

Low androgen pill: Androgens are a group of hormones associated with "male traits", acne, hormone-related scalp hair loss, & hair growth in unwanted areas (e.g. facial) in women. Birth control pills contain a Progesterone (androgen) & often estrogen component. Pills with a low or anti- androgen Progesterone component (e.g. Yaz, (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) Yasmin, etc) are often helpful for hormone-related acne. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control method to use after removing implanon?

What is the best birth control method to use after removing implanon?

One you will use: Sounds like a condescending answer but the best birth control method is the one you feel most comfortable with and will practice faithfully. If you are looking for a method that doesn't require constant effort (like implanon) then perhaps an iud like paraguard or Mirena (levonorgestrel) is right for you. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control for treating acne?

What is the best birth control for treating acne?

Helps acne: Birth conrol pills are helpful for acne only while you are taking them.They do not clear acne completely and the response is variable. Ortho tricyclen is a traditional choice. Other birth control can be used. Topical medications will still be necessary and if it is severe Accutane may need to be considered. ...Read more

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What is the best birth control pill used for women with depression?

What is the best birth control pill used for women with depression?

Progesterone: The one with least Progesterone . This hormone is the most related with depression. If you consider the Progesterone containing iud, Mirena (levonorgestrel) , then you get the least Progesterone in your body. Also, this device has no cumulative drug effect and can be quickly removed if it worsens your depression. Remember, an unwanted pregnancy can be depressing ...Read more

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What is the next best birth control option, besides for the pills?

IUD/Implant: Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding. They're safe, reversible, and don't affect weight gain/mood. They're almost as good as getting sterilized ...Read more

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What is used for the best birth control?

What is used for the best birth control?

IUD/Implant is best!: Regardless of your age, blood pressure, family history, or reactions to other birth control, the most effective and safest methods of birth control are long-acting progestin-only methods, such as the implant or the hormonal IUD, which decrease rates of endometrial cancer and decrease bleeding. They're safe, reversible, and don't affect weight gain/mood. They're almost as good as getting sterilized ...Read more

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What is the best way to start birth control pills?

What is the best way to start birth control pills?

Sunday start: Take your first pill on the sunday immediately follolwing the onset of your period. Most pills give you the option of a sunday start or starting on the fifth day of your cycle. Sunday is an easy day to remember every cycle so it is frequently recommended. Remember to use back-up protection (condoms) for the first cycle. ...Read more

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What is the safest birth control to use?

What is the safest birth control to use?

Safest how?: Safest meaning lowest chance of getting pregnant? Depo-provera injection is a good choice. Safest meaning lowest risk? They are all low risk unless you have other medical problems. ...Read more

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How effective is the natural family planning method for contraception?

Depends: It really depends on how regular your cycles are and how good you are at cycle counting. This method can work, but unfortunately often times does not because women sorta expect that their bodies/ovaries work like clockwork and in all honesty they don't typically do that year after year. This method really doesn't work well in teens and women closer to the age of perimenopause. Best rate 80%. ...Read more

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What is the best method of birth control for pcos if you need one?

What is the best method of birth control for pcos if you need one?

The one you use. : Best form of birth control is the one that you will consistently use and use correctly. If the pill is freq missed then another method such as a nuvaring, implanon, or iud may be better. Pco is generally adeq. Addressed with any of the hormonal options. ...Read more

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What is the best method of birth control if im concerned about acne?

What is the best method of birth control if im concerned about acne?

OCPs: If you can take them, oral contraceptive pills are also indicated for acne, abnormal bleeding, painful cycles, and premenstrual symptoms. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the most effective type of conventional birth control pills?

Choice is: based on the particular woman's needs, any contraindications etc. ...Read more

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What are the best birth control pills for acne?

What are the best birth control pills for acne?

Depends on your acne: Topical tretinoin, oe adapalene are good for black comedones. Topical antibiotics are good for white comedones. If the combination of topicals are not effective and adding an oral antibiotic does not help either, consider Accutane which is oral isotretinoin ...Read more

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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