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Contraception Question watch

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    Just wondering what the norm was for most couples.

    See the poll.

    For the purposes of this if you include all hormone-altering methods (injection etc) under the label of The Pill.

    Edit: This is specifically aimed at people in longer-term relationships/ where you know there's no risk of STDs
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    Hasn't this been done before?
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Hasn't this been done before?
    Possibly. If so sorry...
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    (Original post by englishstudent)
    Just wondering what the norm was for most couples.

    See the poll.

    For the purposes of this if you include all hormone-altering methods (injection etc) under the label of The Pill.
    mleh i'm on the injection but didn't want to out it down as the pill. cos it's so much better and much more reliable (i think if i was on the pill i would want to use condoms as well)

    lou xxx
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Hasn't this been done before?

    Maybe it has - but I'm sure that new people have joined since the last one. http://www.cruisemusic.biz/woot/wink.gif
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    i just use the pill, only use condoms and pill if i'm on antibiotics!
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    (Original post by lou p lou)
    mleh i'm on the injection but didn't want to out it down as the pill. cos it's so much better and much more reliable (i think if i was on the pill i would want to use condoms as well)

    lou xxx
    Statistically I'm not sure there's much difference as long as they're used properly (and it's really not hard to take the pill properly). Plus I don't like the thought of large bolus doses to last 3 months.
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    right now it's just condoms...but then i've only had sex 4 times.

    mb when its gets more "regular"...i'll consider the pill as well. :rolleyes:
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    Just the Pill. I know it's recommended to use condoms as well but we find them kinda impractical.
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    Just condoms, I have other medication that means I can't take the Pill
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    I just use condoms, I'm too forgetful for the pill and scared of putting on weight and mood swings etc and the injection I'm scared of needles...
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    Double dutch all the way =)
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    Yeah.....condoms and injection although i am thinking about coming off the injection now
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    Why bother using condoms and the pill? If the pill is used properly isn't it basically 100% effective?
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    (Original post by Angel_Cake)
    Why bother using condoms and the pill? If the pill is used properly isn't it basically 100% effective?
    There can be complications with tummy bugs and things, it's worried me more than once...
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    (Original post by Angel_Cake)
    Why bother using condoms and the pill? If the pill is used properly isn't it basically 100% effective?
    99% + with perfect use.

    And I just said why condoms are good with the pill:

    extra peace of mind + no mess.
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    I was on the Pill but it didn't suit me so I came off it. So now I just use condoms
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    (Original post by Angel_Cake)
    Why bother using condoms and the pill? If the pill is used properly isn't it basically 100% effective?
    I use them 'cos of STIs. You can never be 100% sure that your partner hasn't got anything, unless you make them get tested each and every time before you have sex. I know it's a cynical way to look at things, but there's always the chance they're being unfiathful or whatever, and I value my health too much.
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    condoms are supposed to be 98.9% effective or something but they can and do split. Same goes for the pill and injection...there's always the chance.
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    i though condoms were 99.7% effective(3:1000 chance of pregnancy) and the pill was 99% efferctive (1:100 chance of pregnancy)

    I've only had sex a few times(all with the same person) she's on the pill and we tried to use a condom once, but didn't like how it felt. we both found it de-sensitizing. as for mess, neither of us have qualms about cleaning each other up :p:
 
 
 
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