Contraception Methods

Related Terms: Emergency Contraceptive Pill, Contraceptive Pill, Emergency Contraception, Birth Control Pill, Unprotected Sex, I-pill, Oral Contraceptive Pill

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Is there any contraception method without side effect?
Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected intercourse with my partner while I was in my unsafe period. Although I took an ECP within 6 to 8 hours of time, I am a bit curious as if it will work or not.  Read Full »
Dr. Neha Singh Rathod
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Since you have taken the emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours of intercourse, then there is no chance of pregnancy. However, if you have a delay in periods, then get a urine pregnancy test done with early morning urine sample. The periods delay could be because o...  Read Full »
Is Cerazette a reliable source of contraception?
Query: Hi doctor, I had sexual intercourse 31 days back and took three pregnancy tests until today morning, which were all negative. One week after sexual intercourse, I started taking Cerazette as I do not want to get pregnant, and on the same day, as it was due, I got my periods. But now am worried if t...  Read Full »
Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I do not see any reason for you to worry. Implantation bleeding is usually light blood or pink in color, but you had proper bleeding, just lesser in quantity if I am right. Till now you have not got a positive pregnancy test too. If you think you got pregnant that day...  Read Full »
Morning-After Pill: Things to Know Before Using
Article Overview: Morning-after pills (emergency contraceptive pills) are hormonal methods of preventing pregnancy after intercourse has happened. It has to be taken within 72 hours of having unprotected intercourse, or if you missed taking the regular contraceptive pill or faced an issue of condom break. Read on to know more.  Read Article »
Dr. Prabha Ranjan
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

The morning-after pill is usually meant for emergency situations like unplanned sex, condom break or sexual assault to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. It is not to be used as the regular method of contraception. Frequent use comes with its own side-effects. So, its repeated use in a single menstrual ...  Read Article »
Emergency Contraception: Alleviate Anxiety About Unwanted Pregnancy
Article Overview: Whenever a female has unprotected intercourse without using any kind of contraception, a chance of pregnancy is present. The female sometimes does not want to bear the risk of having a child at that point in her life. So, emergency contraception options are beneficial in such a case, to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. In this article, we will discuss in detail about the methods of emergency contraception available and their mechanisms.  Read Article »
Dr. Parth R Goswami
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Emergency contraception is a method to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sexual intercourse has taken place. Methods Hereby, you can see different methods with the dose of drugs. Hormonal pill. IUCD (intrauterine contraceptive device). 1. Hormonal pills: Two doses of oral combined contra ...  Read Article »
Delayed Periods: When to Suspect Pregnancy?
Article Overview: This article discusses the possibility of unintended pregnancies in young sexually active women and suggests some hints on timing the intercourse to minimize the risk of unplanned pregnancies, and consequently their adverse effects on the female reproductive health.  Read Article »
Dr. Vasantha K S
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Being sexually active comes with its own set of risks, unwanted pregnancies being one of them. A delayed period could be a sign you are pregnant, but not always. Periods can be late due to various other factors such as stress, illness, exhaustion, contraceptive pills, obesity, thyroid disorders, and ...  Read Article »
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
Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

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 »
How long does Yasmin or Lucette birth control take to work?
Query: Hello doctor, How long does Yasmin or Lucette birth control take to work? I have just started my third month and heard that it takes about three months to work. However, I have already seen much improvement and it did not break me out really badly in the first few weeks which it did for many others...  Read Full »
Dr. Mashfika N Alam
General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Erythromycin is a hepatic enzyme inhibitor meaning it will delay the metabolism of Lucette (Ethinylestradiol and Drospirenone) thus allowing increased levels of the hormone in the bloodstream for a longer duration than normal. Hence the effect of contraception will not ...  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 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, and when a lady is not able to take oral pills. You can continue this as long as you want birth control and stop when you want to get pregnant. You can get pregnant&...  Read Full »
Are Ovral pills reliable to avoid pregnancy?
Query: Hello doctor, Can we rely 100 % on Ovral pills to avoid pregnancy? What are the side effects? Is there any other option with no side effects to avoid pregnancy for two years?  Read Full »
Dr. Monica Mathur
Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Ovral pills (combination of Ethinyl estradiol and Levonorgestrel) are 100 % reliable if taken regularly. They have very few side effects and can be taken same time every day. If you miss one tablet it is okay, but if missed twice, can lead to failure in that particu...  Read Full »
Is vasectomy a safe procedure?
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 Choudhary

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 ultimate...  Read Full »


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