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Can You Still Get Pregnant Taking Birth Control
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
Contraception is also known as Birth control. 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
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
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
Can you still get pregnant while using birth control, even if you get your period during the placebo (period) week?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I want to stop my birth control but still scared of getting pregnant i'm 37 is it still possible that i will get pregnant i've been taking it for 11 yrs?
If the brown row of my birth control pills is inactive, does that mean I can still get pregnant while I'm taking them?
No..: The other 3 weeks of active pills are carefully measured and controlled as to when you take them (some packs are multidose, some are just one or two) so that you should end up not ovulating at all, making that one week of inactive pills not a threat because there should be no egg to fertilize even if you have unprotected sex. Also, the hormones make your cervical mucous thicker- harder for sperm ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was taking birth control for 4 days, i had a reaction to it. I did not take the pill that day and had unprotected sex, can I still get pregnant?
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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