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Mesa, AZ
A 16-year-old female asked:

What are the chances of pregnancy if you use condoms, take birth control at the same time everyday, and only have sex once a month?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 27 years experience
Very low: That's about as good as you can get if you're sexually active.
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Very unlikely. : If the once monthly sexual encounter occurs outside of your ovulatory period (10-14 after previous period), and you use condoms and oral contraception consistently, your chances of conception are extremely low.
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Dr. Phillip Shubert
37 years experience
Extremely small: The cumulative effects of condoms, oral contraceptives and limited intercourse makes pregnancy highly unlikely. However, it is not zero, so if you have concerns it is always best to take a pregnancy test.
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West Mifflin, PA
A 18-year-old female asked:

What are the chances of pregnancy when I use condoms and take birth control at the same time daily ?

1 doctor answer9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Very low.: Glad to hear that you are using optimal protection. Consistent & correct use of condoms has a 98 % rate of efficacy in preventing pregnancy. However, condoms are not always used consistently or properly which can lead to a first-year efficacy rate for pregnancy protection of 85 to 86 %. Protection is higher when condom is combined with oral contraceptive. Take care.
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Hi doctor, My girlfriend started taking birth control pills from the 1st day of her periods. She took the pills on time every day. We had sex without any condoms 3rd day of her periods,but she was on her pills. Is there any chance of pregnancy?
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On birth control for three months and always took within one hour of scheduled time, always used a condom. What are the chances of pregnancy?
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Unlikely: Two methods better than one.
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Had sex 3 times, the first was with a condom and the other 2 times he pulled out. Have been on birth control for over 2 months worry about pregnancy?
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Have taken birth control within 30 minutes every day. Have not missed. Had a withdraw period last month. Have sex with condoms. Chance of pregnancy??
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
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What's the chances of pregnancy if you have protected sex, 3 days after stopping birth control, but the condom slips off, and you withdrew?
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Last updated Dec 30, 2016

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