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Dequincy, LA
A 25-year-old female asked:

can u get pregnant on birth control pills if u take them different times ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: The pill works by providing your body with a relatively constant level of hormone that tricks it into thinking you are already pregnant, so you do not release eggs.If the level falls far enough, egg release may be triggered.If you take the pill within several hours of a set time it will probably work fine.If you forget/skip or otherwise delay too much, it may happen.

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Can pregnancy still occur when you're on birth control pills?

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Only 1% chance: Birth control pills are 99% effective in preventing pregnancy, only 1% chance it may not be effective even if taken as prescribed.
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I have been on birth control pills for 5 years, how long do I have to be off them to become pregnant?

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A 18-year-old female asked:

Who are the 1% of people on birth control pills that become pregnant? Missed pills, medicines failure?..Etc?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Missed pills: You're exactly correct! there's theoretical effectiveness vs real life. Former assumes taking medications exactly as directed while latter is well, subject to human failure. If you read this website, you'll find many questions on what to do b/c someone forgot to take her pills. That's why tubal ligation, shots & iuds have a higher real life effectiveness, closer to theoretical.
Nampa, Idaho
A 23-year-old female asked:

I was on birth control pills for 8 months i stop taking them 2 months ago, and I having be able to get pregnant? I want to know why or when

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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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Nature: Even if everything is working right, there is only a 25 % chance of getting pregnant each month you try. The longer you keep trying, the more likely you will succeed. At your age, we usually recommend waiting a year before you get tested for infertility. If your cycles are irregular, though you may need to be evaluated sooner.

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