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Birth control pills and ejaculation inside vagina

I would like to know your opinions about ejaculation inside the vagina and the risks of pregnancy, while using birth control. [more inside]
posted by Emily119 on Nov 18, 2013 - 18 answers

 

I'll take the pill that makes me fat and angry.

Please help me alleviate my fears about going on hormonal birth control for the first time. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2013 - 38 answers

Help me avoid unnecessary hormones

What are my best options for hormone-free or low-hormone birth control? [more inside]
posted by happyjuice on Feb 11, 2013 - 18 answers

BCP: how long to take effect?

YANAD or a pharmacist, etc., but maybe you give me some idea how long I need to take my birth control pill before it is effective as contraception. [more inside]
posted by Kriesa on Dec 19, 2012 - 7 answers

Numbness as a side effect of the mini pill?

YANMD, but how paranoid am I being? Also some general birth control questions and angst. [more inside]
posted by celtalitha on Dec 14, 2012 - 18 answers

Is it insane to rely wholly on condoms for birth control?

Is it insane to rely on condoms for birth control? [more inside]
posted by nerdfish on Sep 11, 2012 - 51 answers

I just want to be myself again. I need to clean up the mess of the last few months.

Birth control filter : BC linked to risky/daring behavior? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on May 23, 2012 - 9 answers

I need my anti-baby pills for cheap, please

Interested in ordering birth control pills from Canada to the US. Is this a good idea? If so, how do you do it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2012 - 5 answers

Birth Control: Does it get better?

Is the moodiness caused by birth control something I should power through, or is it time to call it quits on this brand? [more inside]
posted by macrowave on Dec 12, 2011 - 9 answers

Um, girls only? :)

HBC messing with my period? Is this possible, or should I be concerned? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Dec 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Era Acne Vulgaris

How do I handle hormonal acne as an adult, after going off birth control? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Oct 14, 2011 - 23 answers

Birth control options for a 41 year old?

What are good birth control options for a 41-year-old woman who hasn't entirely given up the chance of having children? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 10, 2011 - 24 answers

The internet is scaring me about Yaz and birth control in general. Help!

The internet is freaking me out about Yaz and I am looking for more common sense answers to my concerns rather than 'This will medicine will give you blood clots and kill you.'. More specific details inside about me, and my health and my concerns. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2011 - 15 answers

Birth Control Redux

How do I take control of my reproductive health when stressing about it is sabotaging everything? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Jul 6, 2011 - 20 answers

Weight and fat gain coming off Mercilon - need help sorting this out!

Been on Mercilon contraceptive pill for years. Have come off and almost immediately gained 2 kg (in 3 weeks) and when I weigh on my fat measuring scales my fat content has shot up. a) has anyone else had this on this particular Pill, b) do I have to work on the weight gain like you normall would (limit calories in, maximise calories out) or will it balance on its own. I was on a blood pressure pill while on the pill, thought it was that that was taking advantage of increasing my weight (my usual side effect on bp meds) so came off that and bp is fine. But weight still going up. Have seen this http://ask.metafilter.com/74594/How-long-does-it-take-for-the-hormones-to-leave-my-system but is not specific about this pill / how to get the weight off / the fat thing. Anonymous as a bit personal for me! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 23, 2011 - 4 answers

Amoxicillin and morning after pill

I'm taking amoxicillin for a UTI and I'm on birth control pills. I had unprotected sex. From what I understand, antibiotics could make birth control pills less effective. Will the amoxicillin affect the morning after pill also? I'm uninsured so I'm turning here for help.
posted by squirtle on Apr 9, 2011 - 8 answers

Birth Control methods for hormone intolerant?

I am in need of birth control but extremely intolerant to hormonal methods. I need something more reliable than just condoms. I've been on pretty much every brand of pill and any hormonal methods seem to give me unmanageable depression and yeast infections that never ever go away. I do not ever want kids and would get sterilized only I can't afford it. I have heard about copper IUDs but I've heard a lot of things about women have stupidly heavy flows and awful unmanegable cramps with them. I'm concerned about a heavier flow because I"m prone to anemia. Does anyone have any advice? Any expirience with the copper IUD's, or has had similar hormonal issues but found a brand of pill that works well with no side effects?
posted by RampantFerret on Mar 2, 2011 - 51 answers

Nicotine + birth control - the same risks as smoking + birth control?

I know you're not supposed to smoke on the pill, but what about nicotine replacement therapy? [more inside]
posted by mylittlepoppet on Feb 11, 2011 - 4 answers

"Hey, teen. Let's have a rap session."

Please help this repressed (lapsed) Catholic stumble through a sex talk. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2010 - 11 answers

Keep a minor on birth control?

Can a parent/guardian do anything to keep a minor on birth control? [more inside]
posted by doctord on Sep 16, 2010 - 32 answers

Why did three different people in my ob-gyn office give me three different answers to this question? (Micronor birth control pill)

I'm dealing with some pretty typical just-starting-the-pill anxiety. I was prescribed Micronor today and instructed to start taking them right away (instead of waiting for a particular point in my cycle). [more inside]
posted by kella on Apr 20, 2010 - 10 answers

Hormones out of wack or am I?

Get me off this hormonal rollercoaster or am I just crazy? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Apr 5, 2010 - 12 answers

We should know better. I know.

[BCPFilter] "Use a backup contraceptive" -- but is that retroactive? [more inside]
posted by dentata on Apr 4, 2010 - 11 answers

When to move onto Plan B?

Is missing one birth control pill by about 19 hours enough to warrant getting Plan B? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 16, 2010 - 5 answers

Birth control blues

Can I safely stop birth control pills before the pack is through? [more inside]
posted by roxie5 on Jan 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Will quitting the pill make me skinny again?

Is it OK to stop taking birth control pills without weaning off of them? What will stopping the pill do to my weight? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2009 - 17 answers

PILL MAKE ME ANGRY

So, I'm trying the Depo Provera hormone shot birth control for the first time. It's been about 2 weeks since my first shot, and I'm experiencing some weird effects which may or may not be related to the hormones now coursing through my veins. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 27, 2009 - 12 answers

Help normalize my spiking blood pressure!

Can you help me not freak out about my suddenly spiking blood pressure? This is related to birth control and anxiety. Also looking for methods to calm myself down in anticipation of a reading. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Oct 10, 2009 - 8 answers

Lost and confused...

What can I expect if I go off the pill? [more inside]
posted by melangell on Jun 29, 2009 - 23 answers

Condom Troubles

Proper condom usage - what is leaking out? Is it semen? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2009 - 25 answers

Are there any effective birth control pills.

are there any effective birth control pills out there? [more inside]
posted by minsid on Jan 19, 2009 - 32 answers

Antibiotics+alcohol+birth control=?

Antibiotics+alcohol+birth control=? [more inside]
posted by ad4pt on Mar 29, 2008 - 12 answers

Is there any way to use both St. John's Wort and oral contraception effectively?

I've recently started taking St. John's Wort and have had great results. Unfortunately, it seems to cause my pills to stop working. My cycle has been erratic at best since I started taking St. John's Wort. Are there types of birth control pills that have less interaction?
posted by TNOTGILL on Feb 18, 2008 - 5 answers

Birth control blues

I am in my foruth month of Microgestin pills. I started taking the pills to help control my blackheads but just this month I started breaking out with really bad cystic acne. I tend to get deprresed easily and have always had severe cramps. I was wondering if anyone with matching ailments has any advice on birth control. I have taken several and quit early on due to spotting or worsening cramps. I am thinking of switching to Yasmin because of its reputation with acne sufferers. Any suggestions?
posted by madmamasmith on Nov 5, 2007 - 5 answers

Will I go slowly insane?

Could my birth control be giving me vivid dreams? And could this be a bad thing? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Sep 10, 2007 - 11 answers

Knocked Up?

ParanoidFilter: Is there *any* chance I could get pregnant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 20, 2007 - 12 answers

They can't ALL be lying...

Three women I know, two of whom are pregnant and one of whom who had a baby three months ago, SWEAR that they were on the pill and taking it as instructed (same time every day, no missed pills) when they got pregnant. [more inside]
posted by Wroksie on Jul 30, 2007 - 39 answers

Seeking a Speculum (in the Hands of the Right Person)

GynoFilter: Please help me find a good, compassionate, and knowledgable gynecologist in the Bay Area (preferably East Bay but will travel. Preferably female but am flexible). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 18, 2007 - 11 answers

Stomach-safe Birth Control Pills?

About six months ago, my girlfriend went on The Pill - first Yasmin, then Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo. Both caused mood swings and significant intestinal distress, but her physicians (internist and OBGYN) thought that she'd be safe to stay on, if she could put up with the side effects. This month, as a test, she went off, and she feels hugely better. So, now, we're considering alternatives, and looking for anecdotal advice. [more inside]
posted by thomascrown on Mar 19, 2007 - 37 answers

I want my bones back!

Something bad has happened with my bones, now what? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Mar 14, 2007 - 29 answers

Birth Control and Pregnancy

I had unprotected sex 5 days after starting birth control pills. (My birth control type advises to use an alternate method for 7 days after starting). Should I get emergency contraception? Even if it means getting my period again a week after it ended?
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2007 - 16 answers

Is Plan B OTC in NYC yet?

New York City filter:
Is there a pharmacy in New York that has started selling Plan B Birth Control over the counter yet?
posted by Edible Energy on Sep 1, 2006 - 4 answers

to tell or not to tell

Should I tell my doctor something about my medical history that might keep her from prescribing me the birth control I want? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 20, 2005 - 36 answers

Condom time!

It is a widely quoted statistic that, with "perfect use", condoms have a 3% failure rate. My question - these 3% of uses that result in pregnancy, is it because the condom breaks, or because of some invisible factory defect? Put another way - if you follow all of the "best practices," and, when you're done, the condom hasn't broken, is it safe to assume that it worked?
posted by afroblanca on May 28, 2005 - 13 answers

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