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Yesheen (dr.) Singh Medical Doctor View profile

Dear C



Thank you for your question. The loop has a greater ability to prevent pregnancy (failure rate of 0.05%) than Petogen (failure rate of 3%) so in this regard it is a more effective contraceptive. You will not run the risk of it falling out while you are joggin provided it is inserted properly by an appropriately trained practitioner. With regards to the risk profile of using the loop please refer to the following website:



1. IUD with progestogen

2. IUD with copper



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Yesheen Singh

Yesheen (dr.) Singh Medical Doctor View profile

Dear Q



Thank you for your question. All forms of synthetic hormone contraceptive will have some form of side-effect profile on your body. What particular side-effects will depend on how your body is composed. If you experienced depression and weight-gain on deop-provera, a progesterone-only contraceptive then it is easy to assume that most other forms of progesterone-only contraceptives, irrespective of form, will have a similar effect.



Yaz though is a progestin (fake progesterone) and oestrogen combination pill so may have different effects on your body. But please note that in the USA Yaz and Yasmin have been the cause of a law suite against the pharmaceutical company that manufactures them by groups of past users and advocacy groups. These groups argue that the drugs put women at higher risk for strokes, blood clots and other health problems than some other oral contraceptives. I would therefore suggest you reconsider your choice of combined oral contraceptive. Alternatively use one of the barrier forms of contraceptive available in South Africa.



Many thanks and warm regards

Yesheen Singh

Yesheen (dr.) Singh Medical Doctor View profile

Dear R



Thank you for your question. If you are not using any form of contraception, be it condoms, the pill or the injection, then your chances of falling pregnant are between 85-100%. This is unrelated to whether you are having regular cycles or not. If you choose to have sex but don't want to fall pregnant then choose a form of contraception and use it diligently. Wishing yourself pregnancy-free will not make it happen. The only way to make sure that you are not pregnant is to have a pregnancy test.



Please remember that unprotected sex does not only increase your risk of falling pregnant but also picking up many sexually-transmitted diseases like HIV, gonorrhoea, chlamydia and syphillis. Educate yourself, make informed decisions and stand your ground if you feel pressured into having unprotected sex.



Many thanks and warm regards

Yesheen Singh

Yesheen (dr.) Singh Medical Doctor View profile

Dear I



Thank you for your question. Diane 35 is indeed a form of oral contraceptive. So this will provide you with as much cover as other types of synthetic hormone oral contraceptives.



Many thanks and warm regards

Yesheen Singh

Yesheen (dr.) Singh Medical Doctor View profile

Dear C



Thank you for your question. It is not abnormal to have periods while on the injectable form of contraception. But no contraception is 100% effective apart from abstinence. Petogen has a failure rate of around 3% and this means that there is always a 3% possibility of falling pregnant. If you suspect you may be pregant go have a urine- or blood-based pregnancy test to confirm or exclude it.



Many thanks and warm regards

Yesheen Singh


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