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A condom is a good form of birth control because it is highly effective and has the added benefit of protecting both parties from sexually transmitted diseases. Condoms are also very affordable, easy to use, very discreet so you can take them anywhere, and don’t require any type of doctor’s prescription. You... Read all »
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Condoms provide a barrier between the seminal stream and vaginal emissions, which is why they're effective at preventing an STD. For the most effectiveness they need to be used at the start of intercourse and entirely throughout; it's never good to try intercourse without a condom even for a few minutes, if you're... Read all »
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The entire procedure should take no more than 15-20 minutes. The doctor/nurse will need to open the vagina and keep it open with a clamp. This is the exact same procedure as when you have a smear test done. The coil can then easily be placed through the cervix into the womb.
This can be a painful procedure so the... Read all »
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This question can relate to three different things including:
What age can you start taking contraception
How early do you have to take it before it is deemed effective?
What time of the month should you take it?
Below you will find the answer to all of these questions. It’s important to know when to take... Read all »
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It is estimated that just 1% of girls aged 13-16 will conceive a child. It is also known that around half of these pregnancies will be terminated. Currently the UK has the worst underage pregnancy rating out of the whole of Europe. It comes in second after USA in worldwide standings. With children as young as 13... Read all »
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A vasectomy means cutting off the flow of sperm from the ejaculate or seminal stream. A man would then be infertile, or unable to impregnate a woman. A vasectomy does not mean removing the testicles, and also means little to no interference with a mans' sexual performance.
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How does a vasectomy work? Inside a man's testicles there are two ducts called the vas deferens that provide sperm to the flow of semen, or ejaculate. A vasectomy procedure involves cutting these small ducts and tying off or sealing them so that they will not allow sperm to flow into the ejaculate. A man is then... Read all »
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In the vast majority of cases, a vasectomy is permanent. This procedure cuts off the flow of sperm in the seminal emissions, so a many is rendered infertile. For a very few, the procedure may be reversed but rarely is this an option. When a doctor makes incisions along the ducts in the testicles that provide sperm,... Read all »
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A vasectomy is a permanent procedure that cuts off the flow of sperm to the man's seminal emission. This renders him infertile or unable to impregnate a woman. Because it's permanent and 100% effective in the vast majority of cases, this is very advantageous to a couple that is absolutely sure they don't want... Read all »
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This doesn't mean that it is without its own risks and disadvantages. A vasectomy is typically permanent, so a man needs to consider this carefully, especially one without children already. In a very few number of cases the procedure can be reversed, but this is rare and shouldn't be considered an option. A doctor... Read all »
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What is Mirena?
The actual device is T-shaped and it is made of very soft and flexible plastic. It is mainly used in the US and it gives you protection for 5 years. It is proven to be 99% effective and it doesn’t contain any estrogen. You can also choose to have the device removed whenever you like. This means... Read all »
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How Mirena Works
The first thing that you should know is that there is not one single reason why Mirena shouldn't help to prevent pregnancy. There are in fact several reasons including:
It prevents the sperm from getting to the egg.
It thickens the mucus in the cervix which also acts as a barrier for... Read all »