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What are the types of contraceptives. None.. I'm sexually…

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What are the types of contraceptives

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

None.. I'm sexually active and I mostly use condoms

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Yeah its my first time,, my health I'm okay

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Doctor: The Physician, Doctor replied 4 months ago
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Hello
Thanks for making it JA
I am Dr ObiContraception as you already know is the medical intervention done to stop you from getting pregnant
It can therefore be done by taking medicaltions called ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES
or it can be given as injections
Or it can be implanted into the skin
OR it can
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Doctor: The Physician, Doctor replied 4 months ago
Be implanted directly into the womb
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Doctor: The Physician, Doctor replied 4 months ago
They all disrupt your natural hormonal cycle, take it over and prevent the phase that lead t ovulation
Hence they all tend to prevent OVULATION
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Doctor: The Physician, Doctor replied 4 months ago
The oral ones are taken at regular intervals to mimic the natural hormonal cycle
While the injections are given as medicine immersed in some natural oil and injected at either monthly, bimonthly or even 3- monthly interval
And the medicine from the oil ‘sip out’ in measured amount from the depot in the muscle to effect the same thing
Prevent ovulation
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Doctor: The Physician, Doctor replied 4 months ago
The skin implants do the same, but the medicine is laced on
A special object and implanted under the skin and the medicine ‘sipa out’ again at measured amounts to prevent ovulation
Implants lasts up to 2-5 years
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Doctor: The Physician, Doctor replied 4 months ago
IUCD or intra uterine contraceptive devices work in two ways
By medicine sipping out and by physically also causing a hostile sterile inflammation that prevents both sperm transport and implantation
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Doctor: The Physician, Doctor replied 4 months ago
Ob gyn Physician usually would examine you, get your medical history and do your Pap smear before starting any of these contraceptives
They are ‘good servants’ but may be ‘bad masters’ if NOT used appropriately and if you are not examined before using them
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Doctor: The Physician, Doctor replied 4 months ago
There is an
Emergency contraceptives pill you can take IF YOU KNOW your ovulation time
It needs to be taken only when you are vulnerale
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Doctor: The Physician, Doctor replied 4 months ago
vilnerable
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Doctor: The Physician, Doctor replied 4 months ago
There are also two types of these meds
Some contains exactly the natural hormones Estrogen and progesterone
Others contain only progesterone
Research have shown little difference between them in terms of efficacy
It has also been found to be ‘different strokes for different folks’
That is why it is important to get an examination to determine which one is BEST for you
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Doctor: The Physician, Doctor replied 4 months ago
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