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A 50-year-old member asked:

How well does the levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed pill work?

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Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
It depends: Less than 1 out of 100 women taking the pill will get pregnant if they ALWAYS take the pill each day as directed. However, if this number increases to 9 out of 100 that will get pregnant if they DON'T ALWAYS take as directed

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A member asked:

How affective is levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED contraceptive pill?

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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 49 years experience
Effectiveness of BCP: Any birth control pill that is fda approved has a failure rate of less than 2%. The failures are frequently due to forgetting to take the pills two days or longer in the cycle.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me when are you protected when taking the pill (levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed)?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
It depends: If you started the pill the day you started your period, you should be protected. However if you started it midcycle or have irregular periods, you may want to use back up the first cycle. It also depends on if you are taking the pill every day as prescribed.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How possible is it to get pregnant while using the pill (levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed)?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
It depends: It depends on how well you take it. If you take it everyday at the same time and do not miss any pills, it is 99% effective. However, if you smoke, miss pills or take them late, the effectiveness can be as low as 90%
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A 32-year-old female asked:

I'm on levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED I have been taking my pill a few hrs late each day is that ok?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Once per day : Take your pill once per day and it works. If you are having trouble remembering consider an easier method like an iud or nexplanon.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how likely is it to get pregnant while using the pill (levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed)?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Carrie Champine
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
It depends: Less than 1 out of 100 women taking the pill will get pregnant if they ALWAYS take the pill each day as directed. However, if this number increases to 9 out of 100 that will get pregnant if they DON'T ALWAYS take as directed

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Last updated Jun 2, 2014

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