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zeza
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posted 12-12-2002 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for zeza     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've decided I don't want to use B/C pills anymore, but I don't want to use just male condoms. Does anyone have any ideas what else is effective?

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Miz Scarlet
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posted 12-12-2002 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Miz Scarlet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Certainly.

Some other methods that work well combined with condom use are diaphragms, depo-provera or other hormonal methods that aren't the pill, or -- if your periods have regulated and you chart -- using condoms during all times, but being abstinent completely during your most fertile times.

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ShlupQuack
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posted 12-15-2002 03:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ShlupQuack     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My personal favorite is the shot (Depo Provera; really tiny needle).

This site has a nice guide; see if you can find one that sounds worth looking into: http://www.scarleteen.com/reproduction/birthcontrol.html

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Laurae
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posted 12-16-2002 07:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Laurae     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What exactly is a diaphragm? I mean, aside from the muscle under one's lungs.

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Milke
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posted 12-16-2002 07:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Milke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's a little rubber cup designed to be filled with spermicide and fitted over the cervix, acting as a barrier. They have to be fitted by a doctor, but are reusable. Similar forms of contraception would be cervical caps, and a new type called Lea's Shield, which doesn't have to be fitted, and is made of silicone.

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vero50
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posted 12-18-2002 09:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for vero50     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You could also try the patch

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