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Can I use an IUS if I haven’t already had children?
Of course you can. You shouldn’t get an Intrauterine System (IUS) if you’re trying to get pregnant, otherwise it’s a suitable form of contraception for anybody to consider using.
Will taking the pill make me gain weight?
Taking the pill does not have a noticeable long-term effect on body weight. Some women experience small changes in weight after starting the pill, but this is not proven in clinical studies looking at its long-term effect on body weight. If you're concerned talk to your healthcare provider about your options.
Do I need to use contraception if I’m breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding can prevent pregnancy for up to six months if periods have not resumed and the baby is solely breastfed frequently day and night. This doesn’t make pregnancy impossible though and as soon as any one of this criteria is not met, you can become pregnant again.
Will being on the pill for a long time affect my fertility later on in life?
It’s actually possible to get pregnant as soon as you stop taking the pill so no, taking the pill long-term will not affect your fertility.
Can I get pregnant if I’m on my period?
Expert opinion says yes, you can get pregnant while menstruating. The fact that there are a number of stages of a period and that sperm can survive inside a woman`s uterus for up to six days means you should always protect yourself if you don’t want to get pregnant.
Can the IUS move about inside me and cause problems?
The Intrauterine System (IUS) is an effective method that is inserted by a well-trained healthcare provider and it stays in place for up to 3 or 5 years. The risk of uterine perforation is rare (i.e. <1/1000).
Can taking hormonal contraceptives make me infertile?
Hormonal contraception does not cause infertility. It may take a bit of time for your body to return to a state where you can become pregnant again but this is only temporary. Fertility returns to healthy women to its previous level no matter how long you have taken a hormonal contraceptive method.
Can I reuse a condom?
No, condoms are not coffee cups that you can rinse out and reuse. They might look ok, but they are made of very thin material that deteriorates with use and can split if used more than once. Also the spermicide inside which helps to stop sperm will have gone, so use a new one each time.
Is emergency contraception 100% effective?
No contraceptive is 100% effective. It is most effective when taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex, ideally up to 12 hours after, if it’s taken more than 24 hours later, it’s already much less effective. The more prepared you are before sex, the less likely you’ll be to need emergency contraception at all.
Do I need to give my body a break from taking oral contraceptives?
From a medical point of view, there is absolutely no reason to make a pill break if you tolerate it well. The only reason to take a break from taking the pill is that you want to get pregnant. Other than that, you can stay on your chosen method of contraception for as long as you want.
Can you take birth control if you have breast cancer?
If you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, you SHOULD NOT use hormonal contraceptives. That’s because there’s evidence that these medicines might increase the risk of the cancer coming back.
Do compound pills lead to fetal malformations if pregnancy occurs by mistake while taking them?
Contraceptive pills don't cause fetal abnormalities and do not affect the mother's health if pregnancy occurs while taking them. (Pregnancy occurred either as a mistake in usage or an error in starting the tablets and the woman is pregnant).
Do family planning methods lead to carcinogenic tumors?
There is no relationship between the usage of family planning methods and the occurrence of cancerous tumors, and researchers have proven that family planning methods don't cause cancer, but rather protect against two types of cancer (endometrial cancer and ovary cancer).
Is the lack of menstrual period due to family planning methods cause any health problems?
Menstruation may be interrupted or occur at long intervals, but this is not harmful to health, there is no need to lose an amount of blood per month. This situation is similar to not having a menstrual period during pregnancy. The woman has to know that blood doesn't collect inside the body and that protects her from the occurrence of anemia, although if this causes anxiety or distress for her, she can use another method.
Does pregnancy occur in twins after stopping the use of compound pills?
There is no relationship between the use of compound pills and the occurrence of twin pregnancy.
Can a woman after a cesarean use a method of family planning?
Yes, she can use some family planning methods, but after consulting a doctor. For example, an IUD can be inserted during a cesarean section based on her approval before the surgery.
Do compound pills cause osteoporosis?
The use of compound pills does not cause any effect on bone density and does not cause osteoporosis, otherwise, it may cause an improvement in cases that suffer from a deficiency in bone density.
Does the use of compound pills for a girl to prevent her menstrual period during fasting during the month of Ramadan or to perform Umrah or Hajj affect her fertility after marriage?
The use of compound pills doesn't cause any effect on fertility and the ability to become pregnant in the future, and as we mentioned, newly married couples can use it to postpone the first child.
Does the use of antibiotics affect the effectiveness of compound pills?
Most types of antibiotics used doesn't affect the effectiveness of the compound pills, but some types of antibiotics, such as rifampicin, may reduce the effectiveness of the compound pills, so you should tell the doctor about any medications you take before starting to use family planning methods.
What is the appropriate family planning method for a woman after the age of forty?
Most family planning methods can be used safely if she does not suffer from any health problems, but after consulting a doctor to help her choose the appropriate method to protect her from a pregnancy that may cause great risks to her and her child at this age.
For example, she can use the IUD, taking into account that the IUD is not removed until after a continuous period of 12 months, and she can also use the monotherapy injection, the capsule under the skin, pills or compound injections, but after consulting the doctor and conducting a medical examination.
What are the benefits of compound pills?
There are many benefits, most important are:
• Protects against the occurrence of tumors of the endometrium or ovaries
• It reduces cases of anemia (anemia) because it reduces the amount of menstruation (menstrual blood).
• Reduces the pain associated with menstruation
• It prevents pregnancy by 99% if used correctly and regularly
What are the disadvantages resulting from the use of compound pills?
There is no harm from using the compound pills, but some women may feel minor side effects at the first then disappear within several months, such as nausea, blood drops in other
Cycle times, slight weight gain.
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