Contraceptives

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100 million 100 million women worldwide currently rely on the pill as their primary method of contraception. Source: netdoctor

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"Can a woman get pregnant while breastfeeding?"

"Yes. Even though breastfeeding may suppress or delay menstruation, you can still get pregnant. Ovulation will occur before you start having menstrual periods again, so follow your doctor's recommendation on the appropriate birth control method to use."

"My boyfriend says we don’t need contraception, because he will pull out at the last minute. Is this a good idea?"

"Not really. Withdrawal, or coitus interruptus as it's known, is not a good way to avoid pregnancy – partly because boys may leak sperm before they come. Also, guys have a dangerous tendency to 'stay in that little bit longer' – until it's too late. Do not risk if you are not ready to have a baby. You need to visit a health worker to decide which contraception method(s) works for both of you."

"Can I reuse a condom?"

"No Phillip. Reuse of any condom is not recommended – male or female. A new condom should be used every time you have intercourse."

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