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Can you get pregnant on birth control?

Can you get pregnant on birth control?

Yes: All forms of birth control have their own success/failure rate. Anything from a physician will have a very high success rate but they do fail occasionally. I recommend discussing this with your family physician or ob. They can fill in the details and discuss all the options. If you really want to reduce your risk of pregnancy then using condoms in addition to birth control is helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can you get pregnant on birth control?

Can you get pregnant on birth control?

Birth Control: Very rarely yes. These events usually happen when one is not using the birth control correctly or are taking other medication that interferes with the hormone activity. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while on birth control patch i heard it only takes 7 times before getting pregnant ?

Can you get pregnant while on birth control patch i heard it only takes 7 times before getting pregnant ?

Patch pregnancy: All forms of birth control have a "failure" rate. Yes, it's possible to get pregnant while using the patch. With regards to how many times before getting pregnant, some woman get pregnant 1st time while others never. It's always safest to think that if you are a woman having sex, it's possible to get pregnant. If you don't want to be pregnant, seek help to prevent it. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant while taking birth control pills? If so what are the chances?

Can you get pregnant while taking birth control pills? If so what are the chances?

Uncommon, but...: If taken properly and reliably birth control is a very effective means of reducing the chance of becoming pregnant (around a 1-3% failure rate). The common reasons for birth control 'failure' is being noncompliant with the medication or taking another medication that interferes with the birth control pill (some antibiotics for example reduce BC effectiveness). ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on the birth control in your arm? I've had bad heartburn everyday, bad pains in my ribs, throwing up. What should I do

Can you get pregnant on the birth control in your arm? I've had bad heartburn everyday, bad pains in my ribs, throwing up. What should I do

Yes: No contraception is 100% effective except abstinence. Check a pregnancy test, but check for other things this might be including viral diseases (the rib pain could be just from throwing up). ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant when your on birth control?

Can you get pregnant when your on birth control?

Nothing is perfect: Every form of birth control has a small percent failure rate. It does make it much more difficult but not completely impossible. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant easily with oral birth control?

Can you get pregnant easily with oral birth control?

>5% risk.: Practical issues limit the efficacy of oral contraceptives to <95%, so be prepared for surprises. Iuds are a much safer option for most mutually monogamous couples, cost much less and are promptly removed when a pregnancy is desired without consequences. Remember that no contraceptive prevents all sexually transmitted infections. ...Read more

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Can you still get pregnant while on birth control pills?

Can you still get pregnant while on birth control pills?

Not likely: No form of birth control is 100% except absolute abstinence. Oral contraceptives are 98% effective when taken as prescribed - very effective. Missing doses will decrease their effectiveness. If you are good about taking your medicine daily then the likelihood of pregnancy is extremely low. Remember OCPs don't protect against STDs so we always recommend barrier protection for health safety. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

Contraceptiion is a means of preventing conception (or fertilization). There are hormonal and non hormonal methods of preventing sperm and egg from meeting. Talk to your doctor or clinic about what options are best for you. There are short acting methods (condoms, pills, patch, ring) and long ...Read more


Dr. Steven Griggs
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Birth Control (Definition)

Also known as contraception, birth control is a method to prevent pregnancy. Some methods of birth control include a vasectomy, tubal ligation, oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, hormone injections, condoms, diaphragms, sponges, ...Read more