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Is there a type/brand of birth control that doesn't or barely protects against pregnancy? Can you still get pregnant on it?

Is there a type/brand of birth control that doesn't or barely protects against pregnancy? Can you still get pregnant on it?

Nothing is perfect: But most common reason for contraceptive failure is due to improper use. All approved contraceptive medications and devices are very effective (greater than 90% effective when used properly). Reference: http://www.Nhs.Uk/conditions/contraception-guide/pages/how-effective-contraception.Aspx some have higher failure rate because they are more prone to improper use. That is the main factor. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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 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 still get pregnant by having unprotected sex even if you are on birth control?

Pregnancy on B C.: In my clinic i always use this question to open up a broader discussion about stds...And what serious risks these bring and should not be ignored. However, if you are in a stable relationship and sexually active with a trusting partner, then yes, the answer is that in rare evens birth control can fail and one can get pregnant. Learn all you can about your form of birth control! ...Read more

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If you take birth control pills in a prescribed way that allows you to only have one period a year under doctor supervision can you still get pregnant?

If you take birth control pills in a prescribed way that allows you to only have one period a year under doctor supervision can you still get pregnant?

Yes: No birth control method is 100% effective. Birth control pills have a fairly good effectiveness but even they are not perfect. The only way to absolutely be sure of not getting pregnant is to not have any sexual activity. Otherwise, there is always some level of risk. ...Read more

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Can women still get pregnant while taking birth control?

Can women still get pregnant while taking birth control?

Yes , You Can : Even with perfect use of contraceptives there will be a failure rate of 1% or so in most of the series but still better than other measures. ...Read more

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Could i still get pregnant even if I use birth control?

Could i still get pregnant even if I use birth control?

Yes,depends on which: No birth control method is 100% even with perfect use (no missed or late pills), the failure rate is 0.3% (less than 1 couple/100 will get pregnant in the first year of use) or 9%-9/100 will get pregnant with typical use of birth control pills. The most effective birth control are iuds or implants. They've also very easy to use, and as effective as permanent sterilization but reversible. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i've been off of birth control for 3 years and still can't get pregnant why?

What do you advise if i've been off of birth control for 3 years and still can't get pregnant why?

Time to seek help: When you have gone 2 years without success it is time to talk with your OB about a fertility workup. Both you ; your partner need to be evaluated. The OB may do some studies or refer you to a fertility clinic that can assess you both. If there are problems they can help you treat them or look into your options. ...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. Eric Weisman
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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