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Are there any birth control methods that are harmful to women with a spinal chord injury?

I have been a T8 paraplegic for three years, and have recently started a relationship that includes sex. I know I can get pregnant, but I don't know the best way to prevent it. Are there any birth control methods that are dangerous for women with spinal cord injury?

I’m getting a vasectomy...will I be able to have normal sex afterward?

I am 45-years-old, married with two teenage children. I’m planning to have a vasectomy, but I’m concerned about how long the procedure takes and how it will affect my sex life. Is it safe? Is it foolproof? Can I have normal sex after the operation? Is it possible to reverse it if I want to?

How effective is the withdrawal method?

My boyfriend and I have been having sex without a condom most of the time we have sex. We used a condom twice, but for the other 13 times, he just pulls out before he cums. It has been a couple weeks after my last is there a chance that I could be pregnant? How would I know?

How good is the Pill at preventing pregnancy?

My girlfriend is on the Pill and we use condoms...but the last time we had sex, the condom came off. It was 13 days before she expects her period. Is it possible for her to get pregnant because the condom slipped off? Should we get the “morning after” pill?

Is there a test to find out if my paraplegic fiance is still fertile?

My fiancéis a quadriplegic. He has a C7 spinal cord injury. We both want children, but we aren't sure if he can have children. I wanted to know if there is any way to find out if he can impregnate me?

I have diabetes...what is retrograde ejaculation and is it curable? Does it mean I’m sterile?

I am a 32-year-old male, and I have diabetes and use insulin. Over the past five years, I’ve noticed that the amount of semen I produce has drastically decreased. I have read in a medical encyclopedia that men with diabetes often suffer from "retrograde ejaculation." Is this the cause? Does it mean I'm sterile?

How long do I need to wait after sex to take a pregnancy test?

After having unprotected sex, how long should I wait before I can check whether I’m pregnant? What’s the best way to test for pregnancy?

How long does it take for sperm to redevelop after ejaculation?

My wife and I are trying to conceive. Is it true that we should wait 48 hours between the times we have sex so my sperm can redevelop? The thing is, I ended up ejaculating in my sleep and then had sex with my wife about six hours later because it was one of the key days for getting pregnant. Do you think my sperm will be too weak or undeveloped to get her pregnant because I ejaculated too recently? Thanks for your help.

Do steroids affect sperm count?

Someday I want to have children with my boyfriend...but I’m concerned. He’s short, very muscular and he used to take steroids when he was younger (not anymore). Could his previous steroid use affect his sperm count and make him infertile? Also, his penis tilts to the side. Should I worry?


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