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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. Chad Levitt
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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 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

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Can you get pregnant on antibiotics and birth control pills?

Can you get pregnant on antibiotics and birth control pills?

VERY RARELY: In the prescribing info, it is said that taking certain antibiotics may reduce the potency or effectiveness of birth control pills. In my experience, I have never seen this in over 30 years of practice. At your age of 44, conception under any circumstances may be unlikely, though it does occur. ...Read more

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If on birth control can you get pregnant from precum?

If on birth control can you get pregnant from precum?

Unlikely: Fluid prior to ejaculation comes from a gland in the urethra so it rarely contains sperm but can especially if the man recently ejaculated. Also, some men can't tell pre-ejaculate from rapid ejaculation and that's why withdraw method is unreliable birth control. ...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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How do you get pregnant on birth control?

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How do you get pregnant on birth control?

Birth control pill: You need to know how to take birth control pill properly. You have to take it everyday, in the same time. Don't miss any day- that will obviously increase the risk to get pregnant. Some medication like certain antibiotic etc can decrease the absorption of the birth control pills and make it less efficacious and that will increase risk for pregnancy. Discuss further with your gyne. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant useing condoms and birth control pills?

Can you get pregnant useing condoms and birth control pills?

Unlikely: No form of contraception is 100% failsafe. The form of contraception you describe is considered highly effective to >= 99%. Conception is unlikely is this is practiced regularly and correctly. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant even if you're on the birth control patch?

Can you get pregnant even if you're on the birth control patch?

Yes: Bcp and patches are very good in preventing pregnancy but they are no 100% proof. So one can get pregnant with patch. It may fall down and one may not be aware of it for a few days. If in swimming in hot water the effectiveness may be lessened. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on placebo pills?

Can you get pregnant on placebo pills?

You should not : If you have been taking your birth control exactly as directed the pill failures ate not common. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Can you not get pregnant on the white non-active birth control pills.?

Not enough time to o: When taking the placebo pills, (esp. If the placebo pills last a full week-b/c newer pills have only a 2-4 day placebo interval) there is some prelim. Production of fsh to stim prod of some early cysts, but not quite enough time usually to allow for a dominant follicle/egg to begin maturomg/get released before starting to suppress t hem again when re-starting the active hormone pills. ...Read more

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Does sex during ovulation matter when you're on birth control? And can you still get your period on birth control if you were to get pregnant?

Does sex during ovulation matter when you're on birth control? And can you still get your period on birth control if you were to get pregnant?

Ovulation time: Should not matter while on birth control pills, you can have sex whenever you want. If you did get pregnant while on ocp you would most always not start yoru period, so you could test. ...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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How could I get pregnant on birth control?

Pregnancy on BC pill: Birth control pills aren't perfect, but they work very well if taken correctly. Missing a pill or pills may allow for an ovulation that cycle. Also taking an antibiotic may decrease the efficacy of the birth control pills for that cycle. ...Read more

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How do I get pregnant on birth control.

Birth control: There is no birth control that is 100%. None. If you have sexual intercourse always be prepared and understand it is always a possibility to cause a pregnancy regardless of contraception. ...Read more

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How could someone get pregnant while on birth control?

Low chance: If a woman is taking birth control pills every day, same time each day the chance of her getting pregnant is low, about 1/100 per year. There are several situations that can cause the bcp to fail, such as taking antibiotics or some other medications. However the commonest reason women get pregnant on birth control pills is missing pills and not using a back up method. ...Read more

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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. James Lin
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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