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When you begin contraception is also an important point to consider. A method such as the pill needs a prescription which means an appointment with a doctor. Other methods such as condoms or the use of a sponge or foam may take some practice, so assuming you can use it the first time perfectly may be... Read all »
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Using a condom is also a favorite choice for many since it's relatively affordable, easy to use, and does protect from STDs. However the condom does interfere with sexual activity and not all men care to use it. There is also the risk of it breaking or if it being used incorrectly.
Many couples find that using a... Read all »
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Before any parent makes a decision about contraception for their daughter, and before any young girl decides on being sexually active and contraception, it's good to note that girls as young as ten can get pregnant, and it's also good to note how dangerous and damaging this is to her health, her emotional and mental... Read all »
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The birth control pill as well as a patch or implanted ring delivering the same combination of hormones, have a failure rate of 0.3% when taken properly; this means taking the pill all the time, every time. Failure to use these properly will increase that failure rate and your chance of getting pregnant.
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Unfortunately many women today turn to the wrong sources for advice about contraception, not realizing the medical issues involved and often forgetting that each person's system and fertility rate is very, very different. As an example, someone might tell you that they use the "rhythm method," to time their sexual... Read all »
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Whatever you believe, it is necessary for teenagers to have all the necessary information regarding contraceptives. In a perfect world they would not make important decisions regarding sex without first consulting parents. However, in general, this is not the case. Most teens do not ask for their parents’ advice... Read all »