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how good is birth control?

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Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
>95%: With "perfect" use (that is : not missing pills, and taking pills at the approximately same time everyday) more than 95% effective at preventing pregnancy.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
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