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Does Anyone Know of a Non-hormonal Bc, Besides Condoms?

My doctor says I cant be on any kind of hormonal bc. The side effects are to much for my body. Are there any other methods I could try? I know condoms and not having sex at all is a way but what are the others? Is there really an IUD thats not hormonal?
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replied October 9th, 2007
Especially eHealthy
Yes. There is a non hormonal IUD. There are also spermicides you can use in conjunction with a cervical cap or a diaphragm (both these are recommended for monogamous couples since you can still get stds without using a condom).
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replied October 9th, 2007
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never though about that, thank you. Wow there are a few things I can choose from then. I just have to see what works for me.

Do spermicides have hormones in it that could affect my estrogen?
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replied October 9th, 2007
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I don't believe they do. I am allergic to spermicides. And I cannot use hormones either. Smile

Your doctor will know all your options. Good luck!
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replied October 9th, 2007
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The IUD is going to honestly be your best bet.

It is WAY more effective than condoms, and way more effective than spermicides.

It is as effective as having a tubal ligation, but it is reversible.
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replied October 9th, 2007
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Re: Does Anyone Know of a Non-hormonal Bc, Besides Condoms?
Rosie H wrote:
My doctor says I cant be on any kind of hormonal bc. The side effects are to much for my body. Are there any other methods I could try? I know condoms and not having sex at all is a way but what are the others? Is there really an IUD thats not hormonal?


Check out this post:

http://ehealthforum.com/health/topic100896 .html

It lists the most common forms of birth control, both hormonal and non hormonal!
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replied October 10th, 2007
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thanks so much Eiri.. very cool....
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