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How effective are different kinds of birth control? Do they have side effects?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: See below

9% effective. Depoprovera/iud 99% effective, birth control pills 95% effective, condom/diaphragm 90 % effective.

In brief: See below

9% effective. Depoprovera/iud 99% effective, birth control pills 95% effective, condom/diaphragm 90 % effective.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: IUDs and implants

You should consider long-acting reversible contraceptives (larc)--iuds and a small rod placed under the skin.
All very effective (the most effective methods--as effective as sterilization), and last 5 or 10 years (iuds) or 3 years (implant). Low rates of side effects, and the hormone iud has low levels of hormones and benefits of lighter periods. See table: http://www.Contraceptivetechnology.Org.

In brief: IUDs and implants

You should consider long-acting reversible contraceptives (larc)--iuds and a small rod placed under the skin.
All very effective (the most effective methods--as effective as sterilization), and last 5 or 10 years (iuds) or 3 years (implant). Low rates of side effects, and the hormone iud has low levels of hormones and benefits of lighter periods. See table: http://www.Contraceptivetechnology.Org.
Dr. Paula Hillard
Dr. Paula Hillard
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