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Will nolvadex (tamoxifen) in women affect their birth control?

Will nolvadex (tamoxifen) in women affect their birth control?

YES: Nolvadex (tamoxifen) is used for breast cancer patients it is antiestrogen type drug it will affect ovulation it will not be advisable to get pregnant because of potential carcinogenic effect. ...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 percentage of women get pregnant because they can't afford birth control? Is this common?

What percentage of women get pregnant because they can't afford birth control? Is this common?

Somewhat common: Unfortunately, Birth control is expensive. Some women do get pregnant because they can't afford it. This is unnecessary because you can get it for free at the health department and planned parenthood. Sometimes the problem is lack of transportation or knowledge of where to get it for free. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I know that some olympic female athletes don't get their periods while in training/competing. Is that healthy for them long-term also: is skipping periods on certain types of birth control healthy either?

I know that some olympic female athletes don't get their periods while in training/competing. Is that healthy for them long-term also: is skipping periods on certain types of birth control healthy either?

If : If an athlete is missing periods, it can be because of inadequate nutrition, and can result in decreased bone mass (osteoporosis) or other problems with malnutrition. There are no known complications that have been found with missing periods from birth control, as this is not the same situation as having inadequate nutrition. ...Read more

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As a woman, how can I determine which birth control option is right for me?

As a woman, how can I determine which birth control option is right for me?

Risk, cost, benefit: What you choose will depend on how effective you need your method to be, how much money you are willing to spend, and how you perceive the risks and benefits. ...Read more

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Which is the most effective and worse kind of birth control for women and why?

Which is the most effective and worse kind of birth control for women and why?

Individual choice: The methods that work best to prevent pregnancy include iuds, implants, and sterilization. But each woman is individual--she should find out the benefits, risks, side effects, and alternatives to each method so that she can choose what is best for her. The best method is the one that best helps her to prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is there a male form of birth control as safe and convenient as the female form?

Is there a male form of birth control as safe and convenient as the female form?

Not yet...: Male contraception pills and injections are in the pipeline but don't exist yet. Forms of male contraception available now are the vasectomy, condoms, and the pull-out method. A vasectomy is a surgical procedure and has one of the lowest failure rates of any birth-control method. Condoms and the pull-out method have very high failure rates. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is birth control ineffective for overweight women?

Is birth control ineffective for overweight women?

No it's effective: However, if you're severely overweight you may need birth control less often than if you're thin -- both because of Insulin resistance and relative infertility, but also because of decreasing opportunity. Remember, there are multiple methods for birth control and none are affected by weight. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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