contraception and PL

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Registered: 10-17-2006
contraception and PL
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Sun, 03-16-2008 - 9:48pm

The discussions in the media re: emergency contraception,


... and also this exchange:


>>As for any stance about birth control, I find that ridiculously counterproductive. Effective means of birth control, the most effective of which are hormonal, are essential in reducing the need for abortion.<<


The birth control you speak of technically is abortion, and I find that LITERALLY ridiculously counterproductive.

 

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Registered: 03-18-2004
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 11:09am

If an abortion is going to happen (and lets face history proves they are going to happen no matter what road blocks we throw up) I say the earlier the better so the z/e/f has less chance to feel pain or develop a sense of self awareness and since we cant get any earlier than pre implantation I am more in favor of birth control than a medical abortion.

Also even though hormonal birth control may cause an early abortion that is only as a last ditch method of preventing pregnancy. I think a lot of the problem is that many people dont realize that the first 2 methods they use (preventing ovulation and creating a hostile sperm environment) are usually effective so it is not like very woman on birth control pills in having a monthly abortion.





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Registered: 06-17-2007
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 1:19pm

"so it is not like very woman on birth control pills in having a monthly abortion."

ITA. I was on the pill for 9.5 years, and I never once got the symptoms I got when I actually got pregnant. I refused to put any stock in IPS when I was TTC but I had just about every symptom in the book. I took a test at 11DPO because I was absolutely certain. There is just no way I would have been able to ignore all those symptoms, even on BCP.




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Registered: 05-06-2007
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 1:24pm

"There is just no way I would have been able to ignore all those symptoms, even on BCP."

See, I was the opposite. I was on BCP with my daughter and had no idea I was preggo. The symptoms I was having were the same ones I get every month before my period---swollen tender breasts, cramps, bloating, and being emotional. I just thought it was PMS.

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Registered: 02-04-2008
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 1:28pm
As long as it is preventing implantation and not causing an already implanted embryo to die, I have no problem with contraception.

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Registered: 01-13-2006
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 1:33pm

I had no symptoms to indicate I was pg. I had been on depo for years and also used spermicidal condoms and lubricant.

"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."

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Registered: 05-06-2007
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 1:47pm

Yikes. That's even scarier. I had been on the pill for three years and got the same symptoms every month. The only difference that month was that AF just never showed.

How did you end up finding out you were pregnant?

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Registered: 04-15-2006
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 2:11pm

"Also even though hormonal birth control may cause an early abortion that is only as a last ditch method of preventing pregnancy. I think a lot of the problem is that many people dont realize that the first 2 methods they use (preventing ovulation and creating a hostile sperm environment) are usually effective so it is not like very woman on birth control pills in having a monthly abortion."


I posted about this last year ( I think) and all the research I came across indicated that there was no way to know which of the 3 methods were "in use".

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Mon, 03-17-2008 - 3:04pm

"How did you end up finding out you were pregnant?"


I wanted to start Accutane and a pregnancy test is required. I was over 16 weeks pregnant when I found out and nearly 19 weeks by the time I got into see my OB.

"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."

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Registered: 06-17-2007
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 3:22pm
I wonder why some people get so many symptoms and others get absolutely nothing. I know this was a real problem in the 1T on my EC- tons of women were terrified they'd have a miscarriage and have no idea that it had occurred.




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Registered: 01-13-2006
Mon, 03-17-2008 - 4:39pm

Biology is quite interesting, isn't it.


Shortly after confirming my pregnancy with my DD, I started to have major cramps and passed some large blood clots.

"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."

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