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…..My partner and I had condom less sex and he ejaculated inside. Am I still 98-99% protected from pregnancy in this case? The birth control ring, or NuvaRing, is a hormonal birth control method used to effectively prevent pregnancy. The hormones prevent ovulation – the process when the ovaries release an egg – and thicken cervical mucus. If someone has […]
Good question. Lets talk a little bit about IUDs. IUDs (Intrauterine Devices) are long term, reversible methods of birth control used to effectively prevent pregnancy. There are two types of IUDs: Hormonal and Non-Hormonal. Hormonal IUDs work by thickening the cervical mucus. The Paragard immobilizes sperm, making it harder for sperm to reach the egg. IUDs are more than 99% […]
….but my period is late again. Can I still trust the result? The earliest that someone can take a pregnancy test is 14 days after the sexual contact. At that time someone will get an accurate result. So if it was at least 14 days after the sexual contact, you can trust the result. It is important […]
……. and it pops open inside me but this time it stayed twisted… will it still be effective? How do I fix it? Good question! The birth control ring, or NuvaRing, is a hormonal birth control method used to effectively prevent pregnancy. The hormones prevent ovulation – the process when the ovaries release an egg – and thicken cervical mucus. If […]
Thanks for asking this! Whether someone chooses to have sex on their period is totally up to them! What is important to remember though is that it would be important to use a barrier method to reduce the risk of STI transmission. Since STIs can be transmitted through genital to genital contact, sexual fluids AND blood, there […]