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Im getting married soon, want to wait to have children. We decided not to use condoms. What is the best form of birth control?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: "Abstinance"

However seriously, if one is sexually active, the reversible homonal methods when used correctly are the most effective.
"these include the oral contraceptive pill, nuva-ring, Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Lesser effective methods such as the condom can be more effective when combined with a local vaginal contraceptive such as the vcf film and used at all times.

In brief: "Abstinance"

However seriously, if one is sexually active, the reversible homonal methods when used correctly are the most effective.
"these include the oral contraceptive pill, nuva-ring, Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud. Lesser effective methods such as the condom can be more effective when combined with a local vaginal contraceptive such as the vcf film and used at all times.
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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many

There are many long acting reversible contraceptive choices.
An intrauterine device (iud), a small device inserted in the uterus, is as effective as having your tubes tied (but reversible when removed). There are iuds that last up to 10 years but can be removed sooner. Might also consider depo (injection), or Implanon (implanted in arm). Talk to your doc about the best choice for you.

In brief: Many

There are many long acting reversible contraceptive choices.
An intrauterine device (iud), a small device inserted in the uterus, is as effective as having your tubes tied (but reversible when removed). There are iuds that last up to 10 years but can be removed sooner. Might also consider depo (injection), or Implanon (implanted in arm). Talk to your doc about the best choice for you.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Best birth control

The method you choose depends on what you are willing to use reliable.
Pills have to be taken every day at about the same time of day and can cause decreased sex drive, dryness, and mood swings. The NuvaRing stays in the vagina for 21 days so don't have to remember as much, but same probs as pill. Depo shot, given q3 months, gas weight gain and irreg cycles. Natural family plan not as reliable.

In brief: Best birth control

The method you choose depends on what you are willing to use reliable.
Pills have to be taken every day at about the same time of day and can cause decreased sex drive, dryness, and mood swings. The NuvaRing stays in the vagina for 21 days so don't have to remember as much, but same probs as pill. Depo shot, given q3 months, gas weight gain and irreg cycles. Natural family plan not as reliable.
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
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