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What is the implantable contraceptive? Is implanon an implantable contraceptive?

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 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


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How safe is the contraceptive implanol?

How safe is the contraceptive implanol?

Implant: Contraceptive implants are very effective and safe. The main hassle is irregular bleeding. But for most woman who choose this method, the benefits of the method outweigh that annoyance. Usually the bleeding isn't heavy and it tends to improve over time. ...Read more

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What is a better form of birth control the IUD or an implant?

Individual preferenc: It's an individual preference. Discuss with your gyn. ...Read more

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For how long is the copper IUD (paraguard) an effective form of birth control?

For how long is the copper IUD (paraguard) an effective form of birth control?

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 more

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What is the depo-provera contraceptive injection effectiveness?

What is the depo-provera contraceptive injection effectiveness?

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

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Is the IUD an abortifacient?

Is the IUD an abortifacient?

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

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Which is most effective at suppressing ovulation, the mini pill, the Skyla IUD, or the Nexplanon implant?

Which is most effective at suppressing ovulation, the mini pill, the Skyla IUD, or the Nexplanon implant?

Ovulation: Are you wondering which contraceptive is more efficient? The IUD and Nexplanon both have high rates at preventing pregnancy because there is no user error involved as with the mini-pill. ...Read more

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Is it painful to insert an intrauterine contraceptive device?

Is it painful to insert an intrauterine contraceptive device?

Minimal: I usually tell my patients to expect what feels like a labor pain which resolves quickly. I also tell them to take 4 advil (ibuprofen) an hour or so before the appointment if they have no contraindications to the medication. ...Read more

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Whats a safer comtraceptive: the implant or the iud?

Whats a safer comtraceptive: the implant or the iud?

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

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What form of contraception is better, the injection or implant?

Both good.: Implant in us good for 3 years. Quick return to fertility once removed. Requires a minor procedure to place and remove injection in us must get new shot every 12-13 weeks. No other procedure required. Effects may last more than 3 months (rarely up to 18 mos. ...Read more

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Is contraceptive injection or contraceptive pill better?

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

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Is it possible that a vein is on my contraceptive implant (nexplanon)?

Possible: See the doc who put the implant in if u are worried so that doc can check it. ...Read more

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Is a vasectomy an effective form of birth control? What is the success rate for preventing pregnancy?

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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Is the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a good method of birth control, and when is the best time to have it inserted?

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Is the mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD a good method of birth control, and when is the best time to have it inserted?

Excellent.: It's an excellent method for birth control. It can be inserted any time. Some providers prefer you to be on your period for the insertion, but you really don't have to be. ...Read more

Implanon (Definition)

Implanon is birth control method manufactured by merck pharmaceuticals. It is a single rod implant that is inserted under the skin in the forearm. It is a Progesterone containing long acting contraceptive with a duration of ...Read more