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Alright, problem time:

My probationary wife (read: fiancée) is looking to come OFF the pill. She's been on it since we started dating, and they have never managed to get her dosage right: been through at least 8 different packages. The pill has been screwing her up bigtime, and she's beginning to worry about her long-term health and fertility.

Her problem seems to be that her body really doesn't like having its levels of estrogen and progesterone fucked with. She's already been told that the patch and shot would be horrible for her.

We've always used condoms, in addition to her pill-popping. I saw in kristchan's post ( kristchan!) that, as luck would have it, my thin Durex loyalty is well-founded. It also confirmed that the spermicidals are dogey as heck.

I am also a disturbingly fertile man. I had my semen tested for a genetic disorder years ago, and just for the heck of it, I had my doctor run a sperm count test as well. Let it suffice to say that I am in command of a well-regimented army that would overrun the fallopian tubes and claim victory in about nine seconds flat, if open war were ever to be declared.

Is there a method of chemical contraception that is 'gentler' on women than the pill?

Is there anything I can take? (I'm in Canada, if that narrows it down.)

Need options; not babies.
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Old 08-24-2005, 09:16 AM The Singing Detective is offline  
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Is there a method of chemical contraception that is 'gentler' on women than the pill?
Assuming you've already tried the minipill, I think you're screwed.

Can you get the sponge or the cap in Canada?
Would you consider condom + NFP as an option?
I hated being on the pill, so once I start screwing on a regular basis again, Im going to use Persona (plus condom). I know you can't get it in the US. Not sure about Canada. but you can order it online.
Old 08-24-2005, 11:55 AM kristchan is offline  
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I certainly haven't come across the term "minipill" before - a quick glance at the OP's FDA link suggests it *might* be helpful. I'm attending a Birth Control Summit with my girl and her doctor in early September, so I'll certainly bring it up as a possibility.

Persona looks *extremely* interesting. That in combination with condoms (which are fine with both of us) could be the best non-chemical solution possible. Many thanks for pointing it out, krist.
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Old 08-24-2005, 11:15 PM The Singing Detective is offline  
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A few questions;

Are there any sites that have tested the reliability of different brands of condoms? I think it would be beneficial to everyone to know the difference between those that do their jobs and those that couldn't even hold a thimble of water.

Also; my girlfriend and I have been together several times. I've never been in without a condom (Nor do I plan on it). Whenever I'm about to finish, I take her off of me. She is still a bit nervous about sex and I'm trying to get a handle on how likely it would be for prejaculation to go through a condom and get her pregnant (I'm not even sure if it's possible...it probably is, but very unlikely). I won't let myself finish inside, but you can't really feel prejac when you've got a condom on (You can't feel much of anything actually, but that's not the point).
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A few questions;

Are there any sites that have tested the reliability of different brands of condoms? I think it would be beneficial to everyone to know the difference between those that do their jobs and those that couldn't even hold a thimble of water.

Also; my girlfriend and I have been together several times. I've never been in without a condom (Nor do I plan on it). Whenever I'm about to finish, I take her off of me. She is still a bit nervous about sex and I'm trying to get a handle on how likely it would be for prejaculation to go through a condom and get her pregnant (I'm not even sure if it's possible...it probably is, but very unlikely). I won't let myself finish inside, but you can't really feel prejac when you've got a condom on (You can't feel much of anything actually, but that's not the point).

Unless the condom breaks, no sperm is going to get through it. The pores in modern condoms are small enough to block viruses - there is no way a eukaryotic cell (even one as comparably small as sperm) is going to get through unless the condom has been compromised.
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A few questions;

Are there any sites that have tested the reliability of different brands of condoms? I think it would be beneficial to everyone to know the difference between those that do their jobs and those that couldn't even hold a thimble of water.
yes. and it's in this thread.
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Maybe I'm just blind but I didn't see it in the opening post.

**EDIT**

I see now. That information should definately be added to the opening post.
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i just saw a commercial for one of thoes fly-by-night law firms advertising to sue ortho evra patch...

anyone else see this???
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i just saw a commercial for one of thoes fly-by-night law firms advertising to sue ortho evra patch...

anyone else see this???
Law firms are suing everyone over everything; this should not alarm you.
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it increases ur chance of getting blood clots... especially when you smoke...

once my benefits kick in, im going back on bc...
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Wow 14% on Male Condom seems like a high number X_X
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Wow 14% on Male Condom seems like a high number X_X

I'd be willing to bet that the majority of those failures are the freebies that people are getting from clinics/colleges.

All condoms aren't created equal.
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I know my GF in allergic to damn near everythng (not latex though) but...
I was going to get spermicide condoms, but i am not sure if she will have a reaction with them...
best way to test it other than go and it and see what happens later when she is in pain, iching badly, or [insert allergic reaction here]?
or just skip it and go with normal ones?
thx
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I know my GF in allergic to damn near everythng (not latex though) but...
I was going to get spermicide condoms, but i am not sure if she will have a reaction with them...
best way to test it other than go and it and see what happens later when she is in pain, iching badly, or [insert allergic reaction here]?
or just skip it and go with normal ones?
thx

Maybe buy the pack of 3 and open one and rub it on her wrist or some place besides her vagina. Ask her if she wants to try it/risk it too. She may not really want to take that risk.
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Maybe buy the pack of 3 and open one and rub it on her wrist or some place besides her vagina. Ask her if she wants to try it/risk it too. She may not really want to take that risk.
ok, that is what i was thinking of trying, anyone else have any experiance?
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