Which Birth Control Pill Is Best

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  1. audiilike

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    Hello, My girlfriend just got off of the pill (Jasmine?) because of the possible side effects with the pill over time. She is concerned about the cancer risks associated with the pill over time.

    Which pill would be the "best" quality, and would offer the least risk.
    I wish they made a male pill!! it's stressful having sex without it, and condoms SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Principessa

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    There is absolutely, positively, no way to tell you that. :no: She has to ask her gynecologist. The doctor makes their decision based on a number of factors, including: her weight, whether or not she smokes, any prescription meds she may take regularly, any chronic illnesses such as: mitral valve prolapse, diabetes, her age, and a bunch of other stuff.

    You may as well ask who will win the 2010 World Series. :redface::tongue:
     
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    Your GF should discuss BCP options with her doctor. While she may just dislike HBC, she could have a pre-existing condition or sensitivity that may limit her choices and need monitoring.

    :biggrin1: Comments like this make me realize how mean I have been to my BFs.
    You're lucky she tried the BCP, none, as in zero, of my lovers have ever hit it raw... oh, how my BF must hate me. :lmao:
     
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    Sorry buddy but any man who has asked that kind of question obviously has not figured out how women are not all the same. Each woman are different - have different weight, height, age, and other deciding factors.

    Asking what the best BC will not get you an answer because what's the best for one woman isn't necessary the best for another.

    Hope you don't think that way when it comes to sex. :/
     
  5. dolfette

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    yup, there is no best.
    there are factors to take into account but there also has to be a degree of trial and error.
     
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    I obviously know every woman is different, and each will react differently to each pill. My question was more in regards to anyone hearing of a specific pill which had good "reviews" in terms of it having less risks in general. I guess what im looking for is a pill that has less hormones in it, and there fore less of a cancer risk.

    Am i making too much of this cancer risk thing?
     
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    The more I learn about hormone-based contraceptives, the more I think that men should just bite the bullet and accept that there is no ideal contraceptive and to either use condoms (which I agree do indeed suck mightily) or consider the use of another barrier contraceptive. I don't pretend to speak for women but now we know so much more about the long-term effects of hormone-based contraceptives that I don't think I could ever ask a woman to consider using them.
     
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    ^ Thats exactly why my gf and I decided that she should go off of them. I have been concidering a vasectomy, since I don't really want kids, but since that might change over time, I dont trust the reversal rate.
     
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    Which leaves you with condoms, IUDs, diaphragms, female condoms, sponges, and the morning-after pill (not sure I trust that either). If she has pretty regular periods you can usually pinpoint her ovulation time really well and just avoid it. That, combined with a barrier, can be very safe.
     
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    Thanks Jason! The IUD is the little device that is inserted in the uterus right? does that have any side effects, how effective is it?
     
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    IUD's can perforate the uterus and have other mitigating factors
    so only the women {IMO} can choose with her gynecologist what might be best for her.
    Also doctors don't put in IUD's as a rule unless you have already had a child.
    Have a vasectomy the reversal rate has steadily gone up
    as doctors became better at microsurgery.
    C.B.:saevil:
     
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    Yeah, you can also bank your semen for when you do want to conceive. The more (straws) the merrier!
     
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    iud? too invasive for me!

    ''pardon me, madam. i'm just going to stick my fingers up your chuff and poke a bit of plastic through your cervix.''

    *shudder*

    i'd rather get my tubes tied.
     
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    I agree with this.
     
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    The Scots granite pill is excellent. It weights about 150 kg and is 70 cm diametre. No side effects, your girlfriend just rolls it up against the bedroom door while you are putting the cat out.
     
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    Rough crowd, huh?

    Okay, there are actually not that many risks of cancer, unless she smokes, is over 40 and overweight.

    Here try showing her this site : About Birth Control Pills | Birth Control Pill Options | Birth Control Pill Information | HealthyWomen

    And there really are low risks, but have her start with a low dose pill, those help with mood swings and all that fun stuff --- meaning they prevent her from having mood swings....lol

    good luck! I agree, condoms suck, but sometimes...it's just the better option.
     
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    There are so many birth control options (and risks) only a knowledgeable doctor can go over all of them, well that and searching the internet for info. So search the net, ask around, get some idea of various pills etc and then go to a doctor. That way if there is a serious concern about one thing (weight gain, acne, future cancers) maybe another pill would be a better choice.

    The pill doesn't protect against disease, but that's irrelevant provided you're in a monogamous relationship.

    A little off-topic but, here it goes. I think most men would take a pill if they had the option.
    Beyond the Male "Pill" | Popular Science

    http://www.lpsg.org/95427-men-why-have-vasectomy-when.html
    I found the updated link I provided in a post post:
    MaleContraceptives.org -- External heat

    MaleContraceptives.org
     
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    Thanks for helping me out! I will def. pass on your guys' knowledge.
     
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