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Questions tagged [contraception]

Questions about preventative measure to avoid pregnancy and how they relate to health. Contraception includes for example birth control pills, intrauterine devices, or nonhormonal methods such as condoms.

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Are there risks to long term use of IUSs?

The IUS is similar to the intrauterine device (IUD), but instead of releasing copper like the IUD, it releases the hormone progestogen into the womb (NHS 2018). It thickens the cervical mucus, which ...
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In contraceptive effectiveness ratings, are “typical use,” and “perfect use” self-reported?

The effectiveness of contraception methods is typically reported as two percentages: typical use and perfect use. Typical use is the measure of how the average couple is likely to use the method, and ...
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Are contraception effectiveness percentages per-user or per-use?

The efficacy of contraception methods is typically given as two percentages: typical use, and perfect use. For both of these, is the denominator of the percentage the number of couples who used the ...
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Can removing a contraceptive implant cause secondary amenorrhea?

When a woman stops taking birth control medication, she might suffer from various side effects. Can secondary amenorrhea (i.e. missing periods for more than 3 months) be induced by the removal of a ...
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Are there reasons why fertility awareness methods of family planning are not widely promoted? [closed]

Based on quite a bit of research into this area it seems that 'fertility awareness methods' can be very effective if not on par with many other popular contraceptive methods: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih....
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Can the morning after pill affect your body temperature?

It's not something I can find much information about online... but is it possible that the MAP could send your hormones out of whack and result in feeling really warm at times?
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Data on “perfect use” vs “typical use” of contraceptives?

Different kinds of contraceptives have different yearly failure rates depending on whether the user of the contraceptive follows all the proper procedures for the contraceptive ("perfect use"), or ...
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How to check if condoms are good to use?

Is there a way to test if a condoms is good to use? Say you have a bag of 100, and you want to test couple of them to make sure the rest are still good. Assuming we are going to dispose of the test ...
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Termination of possible early pregnancy

I had unprotected sex with my wife about 3 weeks back. She missed her periods yesterday. In addition to this, she has been feeling weak, her appetite changed drastically, she is usually an insomniac ...
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Late taking birth control pill

I've been taking the combined birth control pill for the past two months, but I've been away (in another country) for Christmas and I forgot to take the third batch with me. When I got home, I took it ...
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Can pre-ejaculate cause pregnancy?

Can a woman become pregnant if you don't use a condom, only from "before-sperm liquid"? It's not sperm. This liquid comes when a man is aroused.
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Contraceptive and heart disease

I had watched movies which there were some teenagers when they want to prevent from pregnancy, they intuitively know that they should take contraceptive because they are not ready to give a birth. So ...
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Are there any long term health risks for a woman (and/or her children) when using hormonal birth control?

Research seems to indicate that contraceptives which contain only progestin are generally considered safe for women even when taken daily as pills for several years. But my wife conceived while ...
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Effectiveness of hormonal birth control

I recently got on birth control, I waited a week until I had unprotected sex so the pill could adjust start taking effect. But I'm still a little scared because I had sex without a condom after the ...
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Do combined oral contraceptives cause weight gain?

I started Lo Loestrin Fe (a combined estrogen-progestin oral contraceptive pill) about 4 months ago. The first month on it, I got my period. The second month, I did not. The third month I got it. Now, ...
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Is the hormonal patch (used for contraception) waterproof?

I recently found out the hormonal patch is plastic and it got me wondering if that makes it water impermeable. I have always assumed it is just like the usual plaster used to cover wounds.
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Breakthrough bleeding and antibiotics

Can antibiotics cause breaktrough-bleeding? Should birth-control pills be stopped when taking antibiotics?
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The pill and breast cancer

There has been a study (or more than one) that suggest a link between taking oral contraceptives known as the pill and an increased risk of breast cancer. I have tried find to find the study but my ...
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Are there ways to calculate the chance of becoming pregnant from a single sexual encounter?

Given a particular scenario, how can one estimate the odds of becoming pregnant from a single act of intercourse? In the scenario I propose, the male uses a condom before the penis touches any ...
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What health risks are associated with expired condoms?

Condoms have an expiry date, usually about five years from their production date, as far as I can tell. Obviously, it means their effectiveness is dramatically reduced if used after that expiry time (...
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Can oral contraceptives prevent ovarian cysts from forming?

I wanted to know if there are any ways or any preventive measure that a female can take to prevent the formation of ovarian cyst. In many websites I found that using oral contraceptives prevents the ...
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What forms of prevention of STIs are there?

Other than the condom, are there any other methods of preventing contracting STIs? If so, do any of these also provide an effective form of contraception?