A 50-year-old member asked:
What happens if most birth control methods are around 99% effective, why aren't there a lot more unplanned pregnancies occurring?
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unplanned pregnancy: Statistically, about 50% of pregnancies are unplanned. No birth control is 100% effective, so even with perfect use, some people get pregnant - and this includes after having tubes tied. Then there are the people who do not use it correctly, forget to use it, or just don't use birth control at all.
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Last updated Oct 24, 2017
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