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When is the best time to start birth control?

When is the best time to start birth control?

Before having sex: If you are planning to start on hormonal contraceptives it is best to start them at least 1 month prior to having sex. Things like condoms or diaphragms don't need to be in place till right before you have sex but still need to be in place before there is any genital contact. Remember the hormonal contraceptives don't prevent sexually transmitted diseases. ...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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When is the best time to start drinking birth control and if my boyfriend ejaculates inside me is there a possibility of me getting pregnant?

When is the best time to start drinking birth control and if my boyfriend ejaculates inside me is there a possibility of me getting pregnant?

Pregnancy : If a male ejaculates in a female's vagina that can possibly lead to pregnancy. It is best to begin using birth control prior to being sexually active - not waiting until you are active. ...Read more

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When is it the best time to start taking my birth control pills?

When is it the best time to start taking my birth control pills?

Sunday start: Many pills are set up for you to start on sunday. You should then start your first sunday pill on the sunday immediately following the onset of your period. If you start on day 5, then use the labels that come with the pill pack to remind you every month which day to start. Always use 'back-up' protection (condoms and spermicide) for the first month! ck with your hrealthcare provider for specifics. ...Read more

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When is the best time to tike birth control pill ?

When is the best time to tike birth control pill ?

Day 1: If you start on day 1 of your period it becomes effective immediately. However, if you want to time your periods for the weekdays rather than the weekends start on the first sunday that follows your period. ...Read more

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When is the best time of the month to start taking birth control pills? Does it matter?

When is the best time of the month to start taking birth control pills? Does it matter?

It depends: It depends on whether you can be sure you're not pregnant--no sex in the last month, consistent birth control. If no risk of pregnancy, you can do a "quick start" and start anytime. Many doctors advise starting on the first day of a period. Use back up birth control for 7 days if you start anytime other than day 1 of your period. ...Read more

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When is the best time to get pregnant out of a typical cycle? Also, how long should I be off birth control before i start to try?

When is the best time to get pregnant out of a typical cycle? Also, how long should I be off birth control before i start to try?

Getting Pregnant: Generally you should be off the pill for about 2 months. When you are ovulating (releasing an egg from your ovary) is the time you can get pregnant. This occurs between days 10 - 18 in a regular cycle, but usually around day 14 in a 28 day cycle. I suggest you begin having intercourse every other day starting around 10 days following the onset of your period until day 20. Be relaxed and have fun! ...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

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Do I have period while taking sronyx just start taking birth control need help is this the best one as a first time user?

Do I have period while taking sronyx just start taking birth control need help is this the best one as a first time user?

Yes: This is a great first time pill. It is a standard 21/7 pill, meaning that the first 21 pills in the pack are active hormone pills, and the last 7 are inactive (placebo) pills. You should expect your period during the placebo week. Good luck! ...Read more

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Im a week late and have symptoms of early pregnancy when would be the best time to take a pregnancy test and should I continue taking my birth control

Im a week late and have symptoms of early pregnancy when would be the best time to take a pregnancy test and should I continue taking my birth control

Take it now,,,: This would be a very good time to take it, as no period is likely pregnancy until proven otherwise. If it is positive, it would be wise to stop your birth control so it cannot interfere with the pregnancy. If it turns out to be negative, it would be wise to see your doctor to repeat the test as you still could be pregnant, and get an exam in case there is another reason for the late period. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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