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    Please help...researching is giving me a massive headache...
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    An_193216 posted:
    About a month ago i miss carried and now my boyfriend doesn't want to have sex because it's "not safe" and irresponsible. Both points are very true and we are trying to avoid preganancy. I am unable to use hormonal birth control as well as being allergic to latex. Now he is wanting needing a "plan" a "back up plan" and a contingency" plan. Please help. I dont know what to do.
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    FCL responded:
    Here's a link to some reliable information on contraception.

    http://familyplanning.org/reprofacts_birthcontrol.shtml

    There are other options you can explore - polyurethane or tactylon condoms (non-latex, both of them), female condoms (they're all non-latex), copper-T IUD (VERY effective), spermicides.

    Does your problem with hormonal BC concern estrogen or estrogen AND progesterone? If only estrogen then there may be a hormonal solution with BC methods that contain only progesterone (minipill, the shot, etc.).

    By the way, while your bf is demanding plans and backups for your contraception you might ask him what he is doing to find information on it ... Contraception concerns both of you. You might like to point out to him that a vasectomy would be very effective and would not have adverse effects on your health :)
     
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    binks41 replied to FCL's response:
    Thanks so much! Much easier website :) and I tried the Vasectomy thing...he didn't really like that option. I was told no hormones because I had a blood clot like 6 months ago and the hormones mess with my heart or something like that.


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