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Barrier Contraception

Birth control methods that physically block sperm from entering the woman's uterus to fertilize an egg are called barrier contraception. Some examples include male condoms, female condoms, cervical cap, vaginal sponge, spermicides, and diaphragm.

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I experienced bleeding after taking the emergency pill. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been using birth control pill (Crisanta LS) from last 2.5 years.This month I started on 13, and I doubt I missed 1 or 2. After 13 days of starting the pill, had safe sex with a condom, but we doubt that it broke. To be safe, I took two doses of Unwanted 72 the next day and stopped ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What you experienced was a withdrawal bleed following Unwanted 72 (emergency contraceptive pill), which occurs in 7 to 10 days post emergency pill intake. So, it is normal. There is no pregnancy at all, as is confirmed in the ultrasound pelvis with ET being 4 mm. ET ...  Read Full »

I bled after taking an I-pill. Is there pregnancy risk?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex and took I-pill the next morning within 10 hours. After three days, I bled and it lasted for three days. Also, I had my periods the next month, which lasted for seven days. I am a bit worried whether there is still any chance to get pregnant. Please let me know. Than...  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Based on the information provided, the chance of pregnancy after two consecutive menstrual cycles is negligible and highly unlikely. Based on my professional knowledge, I can assure you that you are not pregnant. If you have a regular menstrual cycle lasting between 2...  Read Full »

I am pregnant. Is unprotected sex safe?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 11 weeks pregnant. I had unprotected sex with my husband. Is it safe to have sex during pregnancy?  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. During the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, the placenta is not fully formed. So in this phase, having sex is not very safe. As you know, semen is not a sterile fluid. So, if it enters the cervix or the vagina, this can provoke bleeding, pain,...  Read Full »

Can missing contraceptive pills raise pregnancy risk?

Query: Hi doctor, I take Brenda-35 ED as my contraceptive pill. I forgot to take my pill on Thursday and Friday and realized it on Saturday. I took Thursdays' and Fridays' on Saturday and Saturday. I took Sundays' pill on Sunday and then continued as normal on Monday. However, I had unprotected sex on Satu...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to When did you have your last periods? If you missed two of your pills, then you should use the barrier method for the next seven days along with the pills, to prevent pregnancy particularly in the second week of your cycle. If you had sex in the third week (after day 1...  Read Full »

Kindly tell me the pros and cons of using copper-T.

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know whether it is safe to use an i-pill in a span of seven days? We had protected sex last week and I took an i-pill immediately after the intercourse. We again had sex yesterday. I did not use any oral contraceptives but my husband did use condoms. Just to be on the s...  Read Full »

Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have taken double precaution with use of an i-pill and also barrier contraceptive that is a condom. Since you have taken the pill twice, this may disturb your cycle otherwise you are protected from getting pregnant most likely. It is not wise to use this pill aga...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex. Will I get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 36 years old. I am taking Sysron NCR 10 mg for heavy bleeding. I had unprotected sex on the 12th day of my periods. How to prevent my pregnancy?  Read Full »

Dr. Sabita Laskar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sysron NCR (Norethisterone) is basically a hormone which is used to control heavy bleeding during periods. I am afraid that Sysron NCR does not have any contraceptive action in it. You must take precautions to not get pregnant during its use. Your partner can use barr...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing bleeding after having sex for the first time?

Query: Hi doctor,I had sex for the first time with my husband. I have bleeding still now. I think that my bleeding started to occur due to my hymen being stretched or torn. As my bleeding continued, I thought that I started to have periods as I experience irregular periods. My bleeding was more like spotti...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Kindly give further details.   Read Full »

Can herpes spread sexually?

Query: Hi doctor,I know a girl who may become sexually active with me told me that she has herpes. She has it for ten years and taking Valtrex every day. She told me that she did not had an outbreak for a very long time. I want to know the risks and the odds behind it if I decide to become sexually active ...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Sud

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It depends on the type of herpes that your partner have whether it is in the genital or lips. The virus that causes it are different. This means that if your partner has genital herpes and if you have oral herpes, it does not make you immune to get genital herpes. So yo...  Read Full »

What does barrier contraception mean?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an I-pill after unprotected sex. We have had unprotected sex again after 72 hours of I-pill intake. Do I need to take second I-pill? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, there is no requirement of repeating the I-pill till 72 hours to 120 hours after the first pill intake. The first pill shall cover up. You may derange the hormonal balance if you take the second pill now. Please practice barrier contraception till you get your wit...  Read Full »

Do pregnancy symptoms resemble the premenstrual cycle?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I had unprotected sex. The first time, we both were drunk, but I know I did not ejaculate. Also, we did not use any form of contraception. She was ovulating during the second time and I used the withdrawal method. What are the chances that she can get pregnant?  Read Full »

Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Well, ovulation is the period wherein egg is released from the ovary and that needs a single sperm to head towards a pregnancy. There is about 30% chance of getting pregnant following unprotected sex during ovulation. How can you be so sure about her ovulation? Did she ...  Read Full »

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