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Contraception Methods

The use of devices or medicines to prevent unwanted pregnancy is called contraception. The different contraceptive methods available are male and female condom, birth control pills, patches, sponges, and implants, cervical cap, intrauterine devices, emergency contraceptive pills, and diaphragm.

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Can I get pregnant naturally after having an ectopic pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an ectopic pregnancy. It was my first pregnancy. I am scared to get pregnant again. What kind of birth controls should I use? Can I get a normal pregnancy again?  Read Full »

Dr. Nadia Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Ectopic pregnancy is a common condition in females of reproductive age group and there is no need to get anxious for getting pregnant as most of the women with previous one ectopic pregnancy contemplates successful pregnancies in the future. You can use any type of c...  Read Full »

How can I enjoy sex without getting pregnant? Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female. I do not like sex because I am always worried that my partner will ejaculate inside me. He does not like using a condom. We always end up fighting during sex, as I ask him to use a condom and he does not want to. We have a son aged 9 years and I do not want anot...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Firstly, do not take Unwanted 72 very often. Any emergency contraceptive pill has several adverse effects. There are many options like the intrauterine copper device or oral cyclical pills which you can consider.   Read Full »

Will a vasectomy affect my sexual life?

Query: Hi doctor, How safe is vasectomy? In the long term, will it affect my sexual life? Will it affect the capability to have erection of penis? Will it cause any kind of erectile problems? What are the side effects of vasectomy? How long does it take to heal? Is it possible to lead a normal, active li...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I like to assure you that vasectomy is a normal procedure and do not cause any impact on sexual life. It does not affect your life in any way, except the possibility of impregnating women, which is the ult...  Read Full »

On which day should I start taking regular birth control pill for one month?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old female and interested in starting birth control pills. I have done all my checkups and everything was okay for me to start them when I get a period. But my periods became light and irregular and I could never predict when I am going to have one, so it has been a conf...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Ideally, birth control should be started from day 3 of your cycle regularly to stay protected. It is mandatory to start the pack in the proliferative phase. However, if started by seventh or eighth day, then an additional barrier contraceptive is advised to allow the...  Read Full »

Is Depo-Provera injection good for me and how long to take it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-old girl. I am taking a Depo-Provera injection. Is it good for me and how long should I take it?   Read Full »

Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This injection is to be repeated every 12 weeks. This is quite an effective method of birth control when a lady cannot take oral pills. You can continue this as long as you want birth control and stop when you get pregnant. You can get pregnant three months after th...  Read Full »

I am planning for contraception. Please advise.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old female with three children, and my spouse and I are considering various contraceptive options. I am particularly interested in learning more about vaginal rings as a method of birth control. Could you provide insights into its effectiveness, benefits, potential side eff...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I do understand your concern. Vaginal rings are hormonal contraceptives that contain estrogen and progestin. They function by preventing ovulation, thickening the cervical mucus, and modifying the uterine lining. When used consistently and correctly, they have an effectiv...  Read Full »

How can we prevent unintended pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting married, and my wife and I are not aware of anything related to sex education. I read and watched a few videos about this topic on the internet, but they were too complicated and scientific, and we do not want any unwanted pregnancies because of our lack of knowledge. Coul...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. It is important to understand that every couple has a distinct situation, and the most effective method of avoiding an unintended pregnancy may vary depending on your age, general health, and personal preferences, amon...  Read Full »

I had cesarean delivery two months back. When to resume my sex life?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a cesarean delivery just two months back. From when can I resume my sex life with my husband? Could you please advice on that?  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We usually advise our patients to be active immediately. You can have sex from six weeks onwards, but avoid a pregnancy till 2 years. After the cesarean delivery, your superficial wounds and deep wounds heal fast. But, the healing of uterine wound will take some time. Yo...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex. How can I prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. I had my period on 21st and had unprotected sex 12 days later. The next day I took an I-pill. Then, I have had unprotected sex three to four times in the last four days. What are the chances of me getting pregnant? What can I do to prevent pregnancy now? Should ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you have regular monthly menses, then mostly you will not have any problem. The second thing is that after four days you cannot do much more. If you have intercourse three to four times in the last four days, then you should have taken precautions or tablets before a...  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 »

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