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Family Planning: Choices Faced By Chiropractic Patients Lisa Z. Killinger, DC Gender-Related Health
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Wide range of choices Some advances More options
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The “Pill” (Estrogen/Progesterone) Failure Rates: .5-5% Advantages: Spontaneity, effectiveness Disadvantages/Probs: Increased Risk of blood clots, stroke, uterine and ovarian cancers, etc., no protection against STDs Not recommended for smokers
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Depo-Provera Failures: 1-7% Adv: Convenience!! (One shot of progesterone every 3 months) No period or shortened period ( anemia) Dis: Systemic side effects/risks of hormones, no protection against STDs
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Condoms Failure overall: 5-20% Adv: Inexpensive, available w/o prescription or doctor’s visit, protection from STDs (IMPORTANT!) Recent advances: Durability, sizes, shapes, colors, flavors, ribs, and…. The ultimate condom designed by a female (undoubtedly); ….???? Dis: Interferes w/spontaneity, failure rate
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Withdrawl Failure: >20% Watch out! Risky business! (Not recommended for reliable birth control) Adv: No monetary cost, can be used by most people Dis: Failure rate too high, not protective against STDs
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