This is a snowflakey question about grey-area unprotected sex, spotting, and plan B. [more inside]
Birth control/emergency contraceptive question. To panic or not? [more inside]
BirthControlFilter: New couple discussing our options to have better sex while avoiding babies. We're having trouble compromising and could use some advice. [more inside]
Last week, I abruptly stopped taking my birth control pill (Aviane) four days before I was supposed to start my placebo pack. When will my period start? [more inside]
I just lost my virginity and took a Plan B pill. I need birth control pills asap and cannot afford to wait for the next available appointment with my ob/gyn. So, I will be going to Planned Parenthood. I've never been to Planned Parenthood, never been on any form of birth control (except the Plan B pill I just took) and have no idea what to expect. Did you go to PP for birth control pills, and how satisfied were you with the level of care? Generally speaking, have you consulted with both a Certified Nurse-Midwife and an OB/GYN? Which one did you prefer, and why?
I want to have a normal and healthy adult sex life. My fear of getting pregnant is stopping me. Long Catholic details inside. [more inside]
What have your experiences been with the combination birth control pill (or the progestin-only pill) while breastfeeding? Did it affect your milk supply? [more inside]
Do I have to tell my Dr that I want to come off the pill even sooner? Is there a reason why I should finish out the next month? [more inside]
How relevant is the menstrual cycle in avoiding pregnancy when a condom is also used? [more inside]
NSFW question about how to ensure any sperm on my hand are dead after the fold... [more inside]
Where is my period? [more inside]
My darling girlfriend and I have a birth control dilemma and need some input. The short of it is this: because of regular medications she has to take, we're encouraged to use two forms of birth control. Consequently she takes Seasonalle and we use condoms. The question is: would the current breed of hormone-releasing IUD products suffice as two forms of birth control? [more inside]
I had sex for the first time, and less than a week later I had period-like cramps and some blood spotting in my underwear. Was I, or am I now, pregnant? We took every possible precaution... [more inside]
What can I expect from taking a break from hormonal birth control? How long does it take the hormones to clear out of your system? Which hormonal birth control side effects disappear and which stay? Factual and anecdotal advice welcome! [more inside]
Trying to get pregnant after coming off pill! Help! [more inside]
What's your take on "Taking Charge of Your Fertility," especially to prevent pregnency without birth control?
What is the real-world probability of my getting pregnant while taking antibiotics and oral contraceptives? [more inside]
If a woman on birth control pills became pregnant, but continued to take the pills, what would happen to the fetus, if anything? This is idle curiosity - I'm not asking for a personal situation at all.
If someone became pregnant while on the shot, what would happen? This PDF says that the effects are minimal, but also sternly warns one to get off of Depo Provera immediately if pregnant, which leaves me thinking they're leaving something out. What are they afraid will happen? If birth controls change the uterine lining, doesn't that affect the fetus too? What happens to the children of the 3/1000 women who get pregnant on D-P? [more inside]