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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 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)

Contraception is also known as Birth control. 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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Do all birth control make you gain weight? What is the best birth control for teens?

Do all birth control make you gain weight? What is the best birth control for teens?

No, not all.: Even on hormonal birth control many women do not gain weight. There are also many non-hormonal options. The best option depends on personal factors such as medical history, lifestyle factors and reproductive goals. Iud is now favored more for teens due to its reliability. All options should be discussed with one's healthcare provider. Also remember only condoms protect against stds. ...Read more

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Which birth control should I use? Are some better for teens than others?

Which birth control should I use? Are some better for teens than others?

The American Academy: of Pediatrics has a list of options for teens,with pro's & con's of each method. None of them protects against STI's, so your partner needs to use a condom or you need to use a vaginal condom. See www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/teen/dating-sex/Pages/Birth-Control-for-Sexually-Active-Teens. Seek STI testing from your OB-GYN or Planned Parenthood & have your guy get tested. ...Read more

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What are good birth control options for teens? I am a vergin

Abstinence : Abstinence is the best way for a teenager to avoid becoming pregnant. In lieu of this, a condom when used appropriately can help to prevent pregnancy and can serve as barrier protection for spread of infections. ...Read more

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Where can teens get free birth control in california without parental consent?

Where can teens get free birth control in california without parental consent?

Use the Internet: I would either use the internet or the local department of health to find an answer to this question. ...Read more

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Am 34. Was irregular in teens went on birth control. Got pregnant right when went off (32) want to be again. How long til my body is regular?

Am 34. Was irregular in teens went on birth control. Got pregnant right when went off (32)  want to be again. How long til my body is regular?

Few cycles with med.: If you get back on the pills, 2-3 cycles is the usual period of time to get you regular. Without the pill, you likely won't be regular because you were not so during your teenhood. So, if u want the regularity, consult doc to possibly going back to the pills. Congrats on the baby! he/she may soon need a brother/sister to play with :-) good luck. ...Read more

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In your professional opinion, what is the best birth control method? Pros and cons?

In your professional opinion, what is the best birth control method? Pros and cons?

Birth control: depovera- some have trouble getting pregnant after stopped. 3 m Implanon progesterone -implant x 3 y ,don't think about it every day, does not have the risk of blood clots like estrogen. IUD 2 types copper & copper +progestin long term, can fall out embed perforate infection(lo risk). no clot Pills Progesterone- need to be precise in taking. No clots Estrogen- issue :clots f/u doc ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best birth control method for me?

Can you tell me what is the best birth control method for me?

No: Unfortunately, not without more information. Its a complicated decision in someone who is 46 years old. Do you smoke? Do you have any medical problems such as high blood-pressure, diabetes, Lupus or heart-disease? This is really a discussion that you need to have with your doctor! Best wishes! ...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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