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A 31-year-old member asked:

Can birth control work during your fertile period?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: If taken correctly birth control works all the time, although there is a small failure rate.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Would my birth control still work?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
If used: Birth control is very effective if used correctly.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How can birth control work?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Varies: That depends on the type of birth control used: condom, spermicide, iud, diaphragm, contraceptive medications. Some may provide a barrier and some may work hormonally.
A 49-year-old member asked:

How well does my birth control work?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Very effective: There are a number of different birth control options - the success rate ranges from about 75% to 98% depending on the particular method. Talk to your doctor about the method you are interested in.

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Last updated Jun 26, 2013

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