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Good Contraceptives Preventing Pregnancy
More than 99%: The regular birth control pill is more than 99% effective if you take it correctly. In other words, less than 1 out of 100 women each year become pregnant if they take it right. The mini-pill or progesterone-only pill is about 95% effective if you take it right. So about 5 out of 100 women each year become pregnant if they take the mini-pill right. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is adding the use of contraceptive film along with an oral contraceptive better for preventing pregnancy?
Maybe: Film is just a spermacide, sperm killer... It may be of benefit if you are taking another medication that can lower the birth control effect of the pill. Many medications can do this including some otc cold medications, so best advice..... Use condoms when on other medications, especially those by presciption. ...Read more
Abstinance: Abstinence is the only 100 % effective natural method of birth control. Conception has occurred on any day of a womans cycle, including during menses, so timed intercourse is not dependable.The semen contain sperm at all points during sex, so the withdrawal method is also unreliable.Timing and withdrawal reduce pregnancy risk some but you must plan for them to fail eventually. ...Read more
Just started birth control. When will it be effective in preventing pregnancy? And what time frame do I have to the the pills daily? How effective
99+%: If taken perfectly, - same time, every day, without missing any pills, the effectiveness is quite hi- 99%. However, in practice, the figure is closer to 92% effectiveness, reflecting missed pills, etc. ...Read more
Pregnancy?: You would certainly suspect they weren't working if you became pregnant. If you read the package insert you will find that OCP's when taken correctly are pretty effective. BUT ONLY WHEN TAKEN AS DIRECTED. The biggest reason pills fail has nothing to do with the pill and everything to do with the pill taker. ...Read more
If I have a breakthrough period should I be worried about my birth control's effectiveness at preventing pregnancy?
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
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