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NiteStryker

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#1 11 years ago

Alright, I was having a discussion with a few friends, and it is about my girlfriend. She and I already use condoms, but we are exploring the possibility of using the pill instead.

I was wondering if the pill was any more effective than condoms? She and I are eachother's only partners, (there is no disease prevention required), the birth control is merely to ensure we do not have children before we are ready, so I'd like to know which is more effective.




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#2 11 years ago

abstinence?

Condom is less effective than the pill. The condom can break. The pill prevents pregnancy by messing with her hormones.

Condom effectiveness = 86% The pill effectiveness = 95%

http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/1997/conceptbl.html




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#3 11 years ago

abstinence?

Condom is less effective than the pill. The condom can break. The pill prevents pregnancy by messing with her hormones.

Condom effectiveness = 86% The pill effectiveness = 95%

http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/1997/conceptbl.html




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#4 11 years ago

I have always got tought that pills are about 99% safe, and a condom is 100% safe as long as it not bursts.




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#5 11 years ago

Side Effects of Birth Control Pills

Some women have side effects when taking birth control pills. If these side effects last for more than three months, talk to your doctor about changing to a brand of birth control pills that contains a different dose of hormones. Don't stop your pills without consulting your doctor and starting a new method of birth control. Side effects may include:

  • nausea
  • bloating
  • headaches
  • breast tenderness
  • bleeding between your periods
  • decreased libido

Very rarely, birth control pills can cause non-cancerous liver tumours. If you experience persistent pain in your abdomen while on birth control pills, you should see your doctor. Blood Clots and the Risks of Cardiovascular Disease Birth control pills that contain estrogen can increase your risk of having blood clots. This is a small risk for healthy women. Women who are at increased risk of cardiovascular problems, such as women over 35 who smoke, or women with high blood pressure increase their risk of heart attack or stroke if they also take birth control pills. They are often advised to use another method of birth control. Estrogen-containing birth control pills are not recommended for women who have or have had:

  • blood clots
  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • high blood pressure greater than 160/100
  • severe migraines
  • heart defects

Some women with diabetes may also be at risk. They should discuss their condition with their doctor prior to being prescribed birth control pills. Birth Control Pills and Cancer There is no evidence that the birth control pill causes cancer. In fact, they have been shown to decrease the risk of getting ovarian or endometrial cancer (cancer of the uterus). There is some evidence that women taking the pill have a slightly increased risk of breast cancer while on the pill (1.4x their risk if they weren't on the pill). However, the risk gradually goes back to normal after stopping the pill so that if it has been more than 10 years since you took birth control pills, your risk is not greater than the risk for a woman who never took birth control pills. Women with breast cancer should not take the pill, since hormones might affect the growth of tumour tissue. Birth Control Pills and Pregnancy No studies have shown that taking birth control pills harms a pregnancy, however women should stop taking birth control pills if they learn they are pregnant. Birth control pills do not harm a breast-feeding infant. They are not recommended for breast-feeding women, however, because hormones can reduce milk production.


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#6 11 years ago

I would think keeping your pecker stowed away would be the safest way. barring that, a pill/condom combination works wonders. We call that overlap




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#7 11 years ago

The pill is, by far, the greatest invention in the past 20 years. Condoms, while safe, suck.

Warning, my advice is usually not smart nor responsible. (that might be due to the fact that....i am 19 year old sexually very active college student after all)




Ryette

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#8 11 years ago

I've always been worried with the pill. Nothing's happened so far, but still...

If she misses a single pill, you have to wait a week after that to have sex. If you don't take them the same hour everyday, effectiveness goes down quite a bit [not sure the exact percentage]. The side affects, as someone said, are crazy. And if she goes off the pill...you might wanna not see her for a month or two.

You also have to take a full pack before it becomes effective.

All that said, sex is a lot better using the pill instead.




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#9 11 years ago

The pill slows down her periods to once every 4 months(I think).

The only real effective means, aside form abistance is getting your tubes tied.A combination of the pill and condoms give you around %98-99 effectiveness.

I wish my friend was on the pill. We are only friends, but her dad is doing everything aside from the sensible to keep her from getting pregnant. She goes out and get drunk, and wakes up somewhere without a clue as to what happned. If she gets pregant, the first person her dad is going to blame is me. He does not let me have any time alone with her, yet he lets her go out and get drunk:rolleyes:




Ryette

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#10 11 years ago
Pethegreat;3389070The pill slows down her periods to once every 4 months(I think).

That depends on the type of pill and the girl. Ovcon-35, 28 days, makes it more regular, but also makes it longer. Though I hear with other girls it makes it shorter by a few days. Like I said, depends.