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What Is The Implantable Contraceptive Is Implanon An Implantable Contraceptive
Long acting: It is a small, thin tube-like device that is implanted under the skin. It is very simple to do so. It provides excellent contraception for three years. It has no estrogen so there is no risk of blood clot, stroke, etc. It is associated with a fair amount of breakthrough bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Individual preferenc: It's an individual preference. Discuss with your gyn. ...Read more
10 years: The copper IUD is a very effective method of birth control. After being inserted it remains over 99% effective for ten years. It can be removed at any time and there is no delay getting pregnant after removal. It is one of the most popular methods worldwide. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
98%: The range of effectiveness for birth control depends on how precisely it is used. If you get the shot every three months as scheduled, the efficacy is 99%. The typical user efficacy is around 97%, which accounts for people getting their shot late. If you know you are going to miss a shot or be late, use a back up method until you are able to get the shot and talk to your doctor. ...Read more
No: Two types of iud aka intrauterine device/ system are available in the us (progesterone releasing and copper containing). Each changes cervical mucus consistency and ph so sperm cannot make it through to the uterus. The iud changes the lining of the uterus that makes it an environment in which an egg or sperm will not survive and the Progesterone iud may inhibit ovulation. ...Read more
Which is most effective at suppressing ovulation, the mini pill, the Skyla IUD, or the Nexplanon implant?
Equally safe: Both of those contraceptives are equally safe. They are different however. In truth you have 3 options: 1) implant; 2) iud with Progesterone and ;3) iud without progesterone. Given that they are equally safe, i would make decision on whether you wanted Progesterone or not? Also time frame. The implant is good for 3 yrs, the Mirena (levonorgestrel) for 5 yrs, and the copper iud for 10 years. Lots to think of! ...Read more
Why isn't mirena (levonorgestrel) approved for used as emergency contraception? I know paragard is an excellent form of ec, but why not mirena (levonorgestrel)?
That is up to: You, please make an appt to see your gyn and discuss with your gyn and if you are still ovulating at your age you may want to consider in office essure tubal, easy takes 5 minutes in my office , no cutting , covered by insurance, u are awake, miss 1/2 day of work , is permanent though. ...Read more
Safest: It is one of the safest procedures. ...Read more
Is a vasectomy an effective form of birth control? What is the success rate for preventing pregnancy?
Yes: Vasectomy is definitely an effective method of birth control. There are less complications then when a female gets her tubes tied since this is an outpatient procedure. Done correctly and with a test of cure it is close to 100% effective. But you have to be certain you and your wife are done conceiving because it's quite a procedure to reverse it. ...Read more
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