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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Kindly suggest the best options to avoid pregnancy.

Query: Hi doctor, I am supposed to get married by next week. But currently I am doing my degree. So after completion of my degree we are planning to have a baby which is almost 1½ year. Can you suggest the best options to avoid pregnancy?  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many options for contraceptive. So it depends on your choice. I will give you a list with the pros and cons. 1. Condoms - Pros-cheap and effective; Cons - chances of breakage and improper use chances of pregnancy is present. 2. Oral contraceptive pills...  Read Full »

Will using condoms and avoiding intercourse on ovulation time prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question relating to contraception. I do not want to take a birth control pill, so I am thinking of turning to condoms as an alternative. However, I know that condoms break, etc., therefore I was wondering if using natural contraception (avoiding sexual intercourse during ovu...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. See you have made a great choice by turning to condoms instead of oral contraceptive pills for contraception as condoms not only provide birth control but also prevent against sexually transmitted diseases. ...  Read Full »

I still did not get my periods after delivery. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have delivered a baby boy through cesarean. After delivery my bleeding continues for three months. Then, it stopped completely and till now I have not got my menses. Now, my baby is 9.5 months old. Is it normal or need any medication? I am currently on Eltroxin 100 mg for thyroid.  Read Full »


Dr. Jyoti Gupta

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you breastfeeding your child? If yes, then breastfeeding could be the reason for delayed menstruation Also, you need to understand that you could still be pregnant without getting your periods. Kindly rule out pregnancy first and start a contraceptive measure after co...  Read Full »

When should pregnancy be planned after rubella vaccination?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old female and planning for a first pregnancy. Thereby across, I came to know about rubella test. I have gone through this test recently and it came out to be non-reactive IgG less than 3 IU/mL and IgM is less than 10 IU/mL. Should I go for its vaccination? If yes, then h...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can go for rubella vaccination. You should avoid pregnancy for at least 3 months after that. You may practice barrier contraception till then or a hormonal contraception can be opted from the second month. For further information consult an obstetrician and gy...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to avoid pregnancy.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old married female. One week before, I had intercourse with my husband and took an I-pill within 24 hours. But, we had unprotected sex on the next day morning. Would the pill be effective even if I had intercourse after consuming I-pill? If not, what are the preventive meas...  Read Full »


Dr. Anindya Das

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your question is very interesting. Practically speaking, the pill is for emergency and they are meant to provide protection from a single act of intercourse. Moreover, I-pill does not give 100% protection. So, the second intercourse will increase the chance of pregnancy...  Read Full »

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 »

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