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Withdrawal method of contraception - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
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How can i help you?
User :   my last period was on 10/06/09 and the one beforte that was 9/08/09. i stoped the pill on 9/04/09 and have been using the pull out method for all of Oct. I wanted to know what my chances of pregnacy were.
Doctor :   when is your expected period due?

Doctor :   Hi
User :   11/01 or 11/03
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
if practiced properly the withdrawal method is nearly 80% effective
User :   what exactly is proper practice?
Doctor :  
it is to pull out the penis before the ejaculation occurs
User :   Ok. I have heard that precum can have sperm in it. Would the amount be enough to cause a pregancy?
Doctor :   though there is much talk about pre come and the presence of sperm in precome
Doctor :   it has failed to produce pregnancy in many studies
Doctor :   so the conclusion is precome is not enough to cause pregnancy
User :   ok As far as natural family planing and the rythm method go, how can I calculate when I began to ovulate?
Doctor :  
if your mensus cycle regular it is usually the 14th day ovulation occurs
User :   and how long does the average woman ovulate?
Doctor :  
so the 14th day of the cycle is the ovulation day
User :   ok thank you very much for help
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