What's the best way to prevent unwanted pregnancy without going on the pill?
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Sarah - posted on 06/24/2010
I got the mirena IUD its good for five years I got it after I had my son..and it does work..And its not painful or anything its a lil uncomfy wen the dr places it in but its not unbearable. The only down fall is occasional spotting but hey even thats not too bad. The best part is if you decide to get pregnant again it can be removed. Look into it it might be good for you. Im happy with it
Jenee - posted on 07/06/2010
The only way for it to be 100% effective is if you don't have sex. You can get pregnant with any form of birth control. I know someone who got pregnant with an IUD. Pulling out doesn't work you have a 30% chance of getting pregnant. "Natural Family Planning" such as tracking your period. You still have a 25% chance of getting pregnant. There is no 100% effective way except by not having sex.
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Celine - posted on 07/10/2010
|f it for you you best talking it over with your doc and see what suits you, people can be one way or another, but there is many ways....if it for a young person talking to the doc again is the best way they should be able to give all the advice needed. I have the marine coil which is cool so far ( heard stories tho) but that still kinda the same as pill.... if you wanted to do it all naturally then taking time and dates as said by someone before will help, look up biology on internet on the subject and should give details :-)
Natasha - posted on 07/06/2010
You are probably going to have to try a couple things before you find out what is best for your body, everybody's hormones are different and are going to react with the hormones being put into your body differently. I personally love the depo shot, I had the urge to eat more when on it, but didn't so I didn't gain any weight, no periods (and I mean even two years after getting off the shot) tiny little prick in the bum, (or in the arm, but I find the bum easier because its a little more fatty) and your done for another 3 months, cheap too, which I like :) I looked into an IUD, but still a little nervous with something like that injected into my uterus, I think I would be more open to it being in my arm personally. I just like that it is good up to 5 yeras :)
Lisa - posted on 07/06/2010
My husband and I have our first child, he was definitely unplanned. We were given different options for birth control once he was born and decided on the Mirena IUD. It is in place for up to 5 years and you don't have to remember to take it. This was the right choice for us since we would like to have another child, but not in the next year for sure. Look in to it and discuss it with your doctor to see if it is right for you. Our insurance covered 50% of it also. If you look at the price per month with pills for 5 years, this is still cheaper.
Angie - posted on 07/05/2010
The Mirena IUD actually has one of the highest rates of pregnancy, although most of those pregnancies end up being ectopic but still, lots of complications.
I have a Natural Family Planning experience, her name is Gwen and she is 3 1/2 years old. I charted perfectly and still got pregnant within 3 months of starting natural family planning.
For us the most effective is condoms. I don't believe in hormonal birth control so I don't take it. The diaphragm is pretty effective if you use it every time.
Sheryn - posted on 07/05/2010
Hi there....I had the implanon rod put in when my child was 8 weeks old...Ive had no issues with it at all,it lasts for 3 years but can be removed before then if you decided you want another child...in saying this I chose the implanon as I had major side effects with the depovira shot (bleeding for 4 weeks at a time,weight gain etc etc) and the pill is never guaranteed coverage and can have weight gain etc.I was breast feeding at the time as well so to me implanon was the best choice
Samantha - posted on 07/04/2010
My grandma used to say that holding an aspirin between your knees was the best birth control out there. Even if you use condoms, are on the pill and track your ovulation, if you are engaging in sexual activity there is a chance you could still become pregnant. After all, lets not forget, thats what its really all about. The only 100% guarantee is to not have sex at all.
Denice - posted on 07/04/2010
Don't have sex is the best way! Condoms is second. If the guy don't want to wear one then he is not a great choice to have sex with. Your too young to get your tubes tied don't do it yet. May best advice to you is really not to have sex get yourself together first. I know first hand on this. If you do end up still having sex please make sure you are willing to deal with this guy for the rest of your life. Ask yourself before you have sex if I get pregnant by this guy what type of dad would he be, and will I be able to deal with him for the rest of my life?
Farrah - posted on 07/03/2010
Whatever you do, enlist the cooperation of your partner. If he isn't willing to share responsibility, might wanna kick him to the curb. That way, 2 people are responsible for the issue, which makes it more likely to succeed! Warning about the Family Planning method--um, it didn't work for me. Had lots of people tell me it had worked for them for years...but they didn't mention they had gotten abortions. It's a great method to become aware of your body's complex cycle, and as a 2nd form of birth control, but DON'T use it by itself. Also, keep in mind that if a condom breaks or comes off, there is NO BARRIER. The best way to go in my opinion (if you don't want to get an implant) is to combine 2 forms of birth control --a chemical (like spermicide), a barrier (like a condom or diaphragm), and/or family planning.
Alicia - posted on 07/03/2010
Paraguard IUD works best for me. 10 years of birth control and no hormones to deal with whatsoever. I have had no real side effects, insertion was a breeze, and I don't have to worry about taking a fricken pill everyday. My husband eventually wants to get a vasectomy, but we're 22 years old, so finding a doc willing to do that to a man so young is difficult, where we live.
Jennifer - posted on 07/01/2010
I guess if you don't want to have any more kids ever...then a vasectomy for him would be the best. If you eventually want to try again and want to stay hormone free, you could try a diaphragm. Or, natural family planning works well (especially when combined with a barrier method for "fertile days" - so you aren't deprived of sex for days on end). Good luck!
Katherine - posted on 07/01/2010
well if u don't want to get preg. and u don't want to use condoms, ur best bet is to 1 don't have sex 2 have him pull out but that does not always work because beleive me when i say u can get preg. from his pre cum.3. use a form of birth control, pills, the shot, the ring , or that mirana thing. there are plenty of opps. ur just not thinking clearly
Margaret - posted on 07/01/2010
I use the NuvaRing, and TOTALLY love it. You dont have to remember to take a pill and you dont even know its there. I was leery to "put it in place", but its so easy to do and its not gross by any means! I love it. It makes my periods super light and only last 3-4 days (when they were originally 8 days and super heavy) My skin has been super clear and I do not have any cramps or PMS symptoms. Before I got pregnant, we were using the "withdrawl" method, which worked (not condoning anyone doing that), but when we decided to get pregnant, I did on the first try!
Thai - posted on 07/01/2010
my doctor told me the depo injection should be taken off the market. I had horrible experiences with it. I gained a good 20 pounds just going off it, I was crying every night for no reason, bleeding for 2 or 3 months straight then stopping for a month and starting again. it was awful.
Jennifer - posted on 06/28/2010
If you dont want to use any type of hormones then try a contraceptive like encare.I have used it for 21/2 years and havent gotten pregnant.I used it after I had my second daughter for years and then we decided we wanted another baby I didnt use it and got pregnant right away. So I kno its not 100% nothing is except abstinance it has worked for me for years. Especially since i dont like havin g all that hormones going through my body. Just a suggestion.
Nqobile - posted on 06/28/2010
I go for injections evry two months.It does things to your body,you gane wieght,and makes you eat alot,but it dose wanders for your skin.After a while,like 4 time you have taken it,you go back to normal.You also don't get periods so it's great!
Casandra - posted on 06/26/2010
I've had the IUD for 3 years now and I love it. No pill's, no shot's, no patches (which by the way I got pregnant with all 3), no condoms, and no weight gain! The IUD is a 5 year contraceptive that is placed in your uterus, it's not painful at all. They put it in during a normal vaginal exam and it takes 5 minutes tops. I heard the Nuvo Ring is effective but I had a friend who told me it would just fall out occasionally. But me and my husband love the IUD!
Niki - posted on 06/26/2010
dont have sex!!! speaking as someone that has gotten pregnent twice on various birth control - at the end of the day the only thing thats 100% is not having sex. if you choose to - then be prepaired for the fact that it might happen, and choose your partners very, very carefully.
Carol - posted on 06/26/2010
i went on the pill after my first child, which was good, buti stopped to try for my second. then i went back on them again after i had my daughter, but after 5 days i had forgot to take them 2 times. i had tried the injection before but i bled for 3 weeks straight, and i just didnt feel i could trust the patch, though i know ones who do, i didnt feel comfortble with it. so my doctor recommended the marina, which lasts 5 years. it was exactly like a smear test. i am one of the ones that still get my period, but i dont mind that. i had it in 1 and a half years ago, and i dont think we are planning any more children, so i will definately be getting it in a few more times. i got it in on my nephews bday, so it is an easy date to remem to get it out too.
Christina - posted on 06/25/2010
My hubby and I use condoms. It gets a little expensive since I'm allergic to latex. I couldn't remember to take the pill. I had the Mirena for 18 months, but it started giving me problems so I had it removed. (I had a c-section and a lot of scar tissue, bad combination I guess) I've thought about the patch or the implant thing, but my cycle is 33 days, not 28, and things that regulate it down to 28 days really throw me off.
So I recommend condoms. They may not be 100%, like abstinence, and they can get expensive if you're a three ro four times a week girl, but they work and aren't entirely inconvenient.
If you're not comfortable with them, the Mirena is my second suggestion, followed by i don't know what cuz I'm not the birth control type.
Jennifer - posted on 06/25/2010
I highly recommend a IUC, the Mirena. It is the most effective form of birth control, as effective as having ur tubes tied. It lasts for 5 years. Im working on my 2nd mirena. Ive had one since 2004, its good for 5 years, so last year had it replaced. Which is done all in one visit. I havent had a period since June of 04.
I LOVE it!!! However, it does increase ur risk of bacterial infections and pelvic inflammatory infections. In my personal opinion WELL WORTH it!!!!!
Katt - posted on 06/25/2010
Uhmm no sex! LOL
I do NOT advise an IUD at all. Worst experience of my life.
Ended up having that surgically removed after it migrating out of my uterus and floating up into my abdomen.
I liked the patch and the pill the best!
Heather - posted on 06/25/2010
My mom used natural family planning for years. The only unwanted pregancy she had was after her doctor told her she couldn't get pregnant again. There are classes offered at hospitals sometimes, and your doctor I'm sure could tell you where you can find one.
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