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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Is it normal to bleed while on Implanon?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old female. I have been on the contraceptive Implanon for about seven months now. In the last three months, I had a bit of spotting, which has now turned into consistent bleeding for the last two months. Before this, I was on Depo Provera for seven years and never got...  Read Full »


Dr. Nageswara Rao

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many ways of contraception. You can use barrier methods like condoms by your husband or a copper T. One more thing is if your cycles are regular like say every 30 days, then 14 days before the next period is your ovulation day. You can also observe your vag...  Read Full »

Is it safe to use expired condoms?

Query: Hello Doctor, Can I use expired condoms? Is it dangerous? Will it affect my health?    Read Full »


Dr. Duraisamy Palanisamy

Andrologist, Diabetologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com Use of expired condom will not cause any serious health issue. The following can happen:  Loss of strength and flexibility of condom resulting in breakage leading to unwanted pregnancy and spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseaes (STDs) Loss of lubrication Chances of aller...  Read Full »

What are the ways to prevent pregnancy without a condom?

Query: Hello doctor, How to avoid pregnancy after sex without condom?  Read Full »


Dr. Sabita Laskar

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am afraid the answer is not so simple. However you can avoid sex in the unsafe period. The unsafe period is the period roughly between 10th to 20th day in a woman having a 30 days menstrual cycle. This period roughly corresponds to the most fertile period in a woman's...  Read Full »

How To Delay Periods Without Any Side Effects?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 year old female, and I am getting married this month, and I am going for my honeymoon. So, I want to delay my periods without any side effect. I am still a virgin, so I do not want to ruin my honeymoon. So, please suggest the best medicine. When to start taking it, in what dose, ...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me start by congratulating you in advance for your wedding. There are many methods, all using hormones, to either prepone or postpone the period. I would like to suggest the simplest and the best method. I would not confuse you with too many dates, as these hormone...  Read Full »

Is normal pregnancy possible after 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

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 con...  Read Full »

Can I have IUD along with birth control pill?

Query: Hi doctor, Right now, I am not on any birth control method except for the rhythm method. I have tried multiple birth control methods in the past, such as the implant, the pill, the ring, the patch and had annoying side effects with each of them. I had spotting that would not go away with the ring an...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have described elaborately about your experience about all the contraceptives. Truly speaking, each of them has some disadvantages which naturally wane off with the time. But, you have also told that there was no cessation of symptoms or spotting even after a long-...  Read Full »

Would antibiotics affect birth control?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an appendectomy last week and they have started me on antibiotics, Flagyl, through an IV. Would this affect my birth control? Should I be using other protection?  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Flagyl (Metronidazole) as such has no effect on birth control. You need not take any extra precautions for the sake of Flagyl itself. But, if you were on pills earlier and had to discontinue due to surgery, then, of course, you need other protection. To know the metho...  Read Full »

I avoid sex as I absolutely do not want to get pregnant again. 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 a...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepika Joshi Khare

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. For more information consult an obstetrician and gynae...  Read Full »

Am I taking my birth control pills in the right sequence?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old female. I am on birth control pills (Femilon) from the last two months. I had finished the first pack on the 19th last month. After that, I got my period on the sixth pill-free day, that is, on the 25th. I have restarted the new pack on the 27th. I have taken all t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have correctly taken all the pills in the pack regularly as prescribed, that is for 21 days with 7 days off, there is very less chance of a pregnancy. The failure rates of pills, if properly used, is less than 0.5 %. So, you need not panic and repeat your urin...  Read Full »

Can an HIV positive person marry an HIV negative?

Query: Hello doctor, Can an HIV positive person marry an HIV negative?  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The answer to your query is yes, an HIV-positive person can marry an HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) negative. A majority of the countries have no legal objections against marriage, although a few have a law to declare your HIV status to the partner. When the HIV-i...  Read Full »

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