By oncehipjr - 03/10/2014 19:04 - United States - Dallas
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I can't take any hormonal BC. Tried it three times: pill, mini pill and ring. Mood swings set in within two months, after four I was clinically depressed. Each and every time. Now I have a copper IUD, which works fo me. A friend of mine, who also can't take hormones tried the copper too, twice. Each time she bled horribly for two months straight until her body expelled it. Yes, there are women who can't take any form of BC. BTW for all the people pointing out that there are sooo many forms of BC: there aren't. There are basically three: hormones, copper and condoms. All the variety in hormonal BC is just a marketing scheme by the pharmaceutical companies. They are really all the same, they just enter the body in different ways.
You do realize that your two examples aren't supporting your statement that there are some women who can't use any form of birth control? You can't use pills but you can use the IUD, and your friend can't use the IUD but you make no mention of whether or not she was successful elsewhere. You're two separate people; you can't combine into one example. And there are many other types of birth control, like diaphragms and spermicide, but there's also a wide range of hormonal dosing in pills - each has its own potency because some women do have averse reactions to higher doses of hormones. My sister had to go through several brands of bcp before she found one that didn't make her sick. So no, it's not a "marketing scheme" which is kind of silly to think since, unless you work for Hobby Lobby, contraception is usually low to no cost (I know there are economic factors that can make this untrue, just bear with me), it's because there is no one-size-fits-all form of birth control. Everyone has different needs, hence the many different types.
She may not be necessarily allergic to all birth control, but many medications cannot be taken with certain birth control. There's only one that I'm allowed to use (not counting condoms), and it does give me terrible side affects. But I'm married so it's not a huge deal for us if we don't use anything thankfully.
157, you do realize that I stated that "my friend, who also can't take any hormones" also can't have the copper IUD? I do NOT combine the two of us into one example. Chemical contrazeptives and diaphragms exist, but they are potentially harmful for your body, carry a high risk of giving you infections and aren't all that save to boot. Btw, my friends hubby can use all kinds of condoms, but if he had an allergy that would leave latex-free condoms the only option, and those are expensive. Also, only because YOU don't pay for your BC it doesn't mean nobody does. Or are you under the impression that your employer bullies the pharmaheutical companies to give you the BC for free? Companies just happily cover your BC because it decreases the probability that you will fall pregnant, so they don't lose trained workforce. The pharma companies still earn cash big time, and the more perceived variety there is, the longer people will be trying for a version that doesn't have unbearable side effects for them. So, yes, that qualifies as a marketing scheme. And for the "try lots of products until you find one that your body agrees with": please do, if those bad side effects are of the severity of bloating, headaches, weight fluctuations, acne or bleeding abnormalities. I've had to battle my way out of depression three times because of my experiments with hormonal BC. I'd rather live celibate for the rest of my life than spend another year or so with no emotion at all having the bleakness of my life muting my perception of time passing. No thanks.
@203: Allergic to all forms of progestin? Your friend is very unlucky, doesn't happen that often... Also could be an allergy to some of the other ingredients used maybe... And latex-free condoms aren't more expensive than others, they are very easily obtainable and can be ordered just about anywhere on the internet. We had to use them too.
Her family has a history of blood clotting issues, so she can't take any BC containing estrogen. She has had allergic reactions to the progesteron-only pills and expelled the Mirena twice (same as the copper IUDs, only even faster), so her doctor also told her she shouldn't try the more permanent forms of progestaron BC like the Depo shots, because you can't just remove that once you show reactions.
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Figure out the menstruation cycle. There is a point in between a girl's period and the beginning of her ovulation cycle where she can't get pregnant. Also, companies make latex free condoms if that's what you're actually allergic too. I've also had this problem
No we can't get pregnant any day of the month. There is only actually a short period of time that we are fertile. Which is normally between day 11 and 15 of our menstruation cycle. We can only get pregnant during the ovulation period when our Uterus lining thickens and an egg is released. Because the egg only stays in our uterus for so long before the egg and lining gets reabsorbed by our bodies.
Um, no it's not between period and ovulation. The period is the beginning of the cycle, usually lasting from 4-7 days. Ovulation happens between days 11-16. Sperm can live in the vagina for up to 7 days. On any day between period and ovulation a woman can get pregnant. Also this is a very poor system to use as this is based on a 28 day cycle, which is only an average as well as they fertile period. Rhythm form of bc is very ineffective. Pulling out is actually more effective.
You can get pregnant before your period. You can get pregnant during your period. You can get pregnant after your period. You can get pregnant if you're drunk or if you're sober. Standing up, on top, bent over or laying down. On birth control, with condoms and if he pulls out. You can get pregnant even if he doesn't cum at all. You can get pregnant if you orgasm or if you don't. You can get pregnant if it's your first time or your 100th time or your last time. As long as your menstrual cycle has started and he has hit puberty you can get pregnant. Your comment made no actual sense.
I didn't say between period and ovulation, I said we were fertile between days 11-15 NORMALLY in our menstrual cycle. And day 14 is actually the most fertile day. And yes even though sperm can live in us for 7 days, it still has to be in there at the right time, and 7 days is the max of how long it can live. Most times it doesn't last that long. And if you noticed my comment earlier you would have realized I said that not all women are regular. And your comment makes no sense when you said "Um, no it's not between period and ovulation" and then in your third sentence you said "On any day between period and ovulation a woman can get pregnant". And lastly, pulling out is not effective, and you shouldn't try it because men pre ejaculate which precum can also get you pregnant. Absences, Birth control and Condoms are all the best forms of not getting pregnant, you can't get pregnant if he doesn't cum at all because then there is no sperm in your body whatsoever.
Actually a woman can't get pregnant during any day of the month. During ovulation, the egg is released from the ovary, down the fallopian tube, and into the uterus. The egg only lives 12-24 hours after leaving the ovary, and typically only one egg is released per menstrual cycle. This means that a few days after ovulation until about a week before her next ovulation (sperm can live about a week in the uterus), she cannot get pregnant. Using this method is difficult to adhere to rigorously enough to prevent pregnancy and sometimes cycle lengths can change or 2 eggs can be released which are the main reasons it is not advised as a primary birth control method.
You actually CAN get pregnant on your period. It's rare, but it can happen. After the egg drops and is fertile, it takes approximately a week for the lining to shed and then starting the period (based off the egg being fertile at day 14). If you are irregular, you could have another egg drop while you are on your period, and hence be fertile again, and if you dont get pregnant, the lining sheds, resulting in either a two week period, or two periods that finish and start within a few days of each other. So it is possible, just highly rare.
Can I just say that people really are pretty misinformed about this stuff. I'm taking a college human sexuality class right now and there are a lot of myths out there about ovulation cycles. From what I've been studying, it seems candicorn's comment is the most spot on. Hopefully people won't read the original comment and start charting their cycle as a form of birth control.
Rythem method is effective if you do it right. There are courses you can take that teach you how to do it properly, I would not advise trying it without taking a course. It is very popular among Catholics as we are forbidden to use birth control and don't always want to start a family straight after marriage. If you only have sex on the "safe days" you won't get pregnant, this method requires will power because you need to be abstinent for most of the month. The reason it fails a lot of the time is because people don't stick to the safe days or try to figure out the safe days for them selfs.
Twins with different fathers is super rare and requires certain circumstances. The mother has to ovulate twice and have sex with two different men within a 24-48 hour period. My anatomy professor talked about a couple cases in our genetics section. Any longer than 48 hours the first embryo will have gotten too large for the body to accept the second or it will be absorbed for nutrients. She also brought up that cats can have litters of kittens with a different father for each kitten, and they can be conceived at any time during the time the mother is in heat.
Hahah #133, "forbidden"? I've been on the Pill since I turned 15 because my mother talked me into getting it and we're both Catholic. My granny even agreed and she's very religious...Also, me and my boyfriend use condoms too. So, speak for yourself and don't say it's "all Catholics" that do that bullshit 'rhythm method', I wouldn't even dare it
If it's an allergic reaction that causes intense swelling and growth, it may not be as bad as you think.