A member asked:

I take birth control every day and never miss a pill. when my boyfriend and i have sex we use the "pull out" method. is it possible to get pregnant?

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Dr. Stephen Southard answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

It is but ...: The "pull out" method isn't particularly reliable, but oral contraception is quite effective. If you really are an "ideal" user - as in take it every day without fail - the failure rates are reported on the order of 0.3%(that's super effective). For "average" person - who does miss a dose here and there - the failure rates are reported in the range of 9%(still good but not great).

Answered 10/4/2016

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