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I am on birth control take it religiously boyfriend pulled out before orgasming how common is pregnancy?

I am on birth control take it religiously boyfriend pulled out before orgasming how common is pregnancy?

Very low chance: The pregnancy rate on birth control is about 1 to 5 % per year depending on the type of birth control you use. You also say you do "pull out", but that really doesn't decrease your risk of pregnancy much as sperm are present in precum. So while the chance of getting pregnant is low, it's not zero. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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How common is pregnancy if I am on Alesse birth control, took my pill everyday and he pulled out?

Less than 1%: We use birth control so we do not have to ask these type of questions. If you are this panicked on birth control perhaps you should reconsider whether you are ready to be sexual. ...Read more

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First month without birth control (beyaz), and I have missed my period completely. Is this common? Pregnancy test was negative.

First month without birth control (beyaz), and I have missed my period completely. Is this common? Pregnancy test was negative.

Not rare: The first period after stopping birth control pills can be a bit delayed. Were your periods regular or irregular before starting the pills? If they were irregular before, they may well be irregular now. Chart them. If you don't want to be pregnant, choose another method of birth control if you have sex. If you do want to be pregnant, be sure you're taking a prenatal vitamin with folate (folic acid). ...Read more

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Can birth control cause pregnancy symptoms?

Can birth control cause pregnancy symptoms?

Possibly: According to roger harm md from mayo clinic, a progestin –only oral contraceptive may cause nausea, breast tenderness & irregularity of bleeding. ...Read more

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How effective is birth control with pregnancy?

How effective is birth control with pregnancy?

Contraception: That varies with type of contraception.
There are a variety of medications that contain hormones, diaphragm, intrauterine device, condom, spermicides etc. Each has different degree of effectiveness. ...Read more

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Possible pregnancy or reaction to birth control?

Possible pregnancy or reaction to birth control?

Not sure what you: Are asking. Please write again and state what you are noticing that you are wondering if it means pregnancy or reaction to birth control. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pregnancy on birth control?

What are the symptoms of pregnancy on birth control?

Pregnancy symptoms: Pregnancy symptoms are same in either case, overdue periods, feeling tired, nausea, vomiting etc. ...Read more

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Does birth control protect entirely against pregnancy?

Does birth control protect entirely against pregnancy?

Preventing pregnancy: No method of birth control is 100% effective against pregnancy. The oral contraceptives are the most effective as are hormonal implants. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pregnancy and birth control please helo?

Preventing pregnancy: Pregnancy happens when a man has intercourse with a fertile women during the time that she ovulates. A way to prevent pregnancy (but still have intercourse) is to use birth control. Birth control comes in a variety of forms such as pills, implants in the skin or the uterus, injections, foams, vaginal inserts, etc. There is even emergency contraception that you can take AFTER intercourse! ...Read more

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What's the probability of a pregnancy could occur on birth control?

What's the probability of a pregnancy could occur on birth control?

Depends on the type: You don't say what kind of birth control you are using. But let's say 100 women took birth contro for a year. If they were using the iud or had their tubes tied, less than 1 a year would get pregnant. If they were using the patch, pills, vaginal ring, Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot or breast feeding, between 2-9 would get pregnant. Condoms, withdrawal and barriers? Between 15-20 women. ...Read more

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Can you get symptoms of pregnancy when you stop taking birth control?

If you're pregnant: Stopping birth control doesn't cause symptoms. Normal menstrual cycles can cause symptoms that can mimic pregnancy--premenstrual breast tenderness, bloating. Do a pregnancy test. If you don't want to be pregnant, choose a different method. If you do, take prenatal vitamins with Folic Acid to lower the risks of birth defects. ...Read more

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How can you tell your pregnant witout a pregnancy and on birth control?

How can you tell your pregnant witout a pregnancy and on birth control?

Pregnancy test: There are no signs or symptoms to tell if you are pregnant for sure. A pregnancy test would be very useful! ...Read more

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When am I protected against pregnancy if I started my birth control on any day?

When am I protected against pregnancy if I started my birth control on any day?

Not until second pac: If you start the first pack in the middle of your cycle, then you will not be protected during that first pack. If you start the first pack during your period, most women are protected that first month ...Read more

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If your on birth control and you have symptoms of pregnancy, can you be pregnant?

If your on birth control and you have symptoms of pregnancy, can you be pregnant?

Do a quick HPT: Home pregnancy tests are easy to do, fast, and highly accurate. So, u can get this answer in just a few minutes. Every normal menstruating female experiences some symptoms/changes of her cycles during the reproductive years, so it is hard to tell from what you experience; even being on the pill you can still get pregnant--chance is low. If you have additional concern, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the affects of taking birth control during the whole second month of pregnancy?

What are the affects of taking birth control during the whole second month of pregnancy?

Maybe none: They can cause feminization of a male infant, but if you have a female, they would not cause any major problems. You should stop as soon as you realize you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Can someone please tell me the signs of pregnancy while on birth control? I'm really scared.

Take pregnancy test: Early pregnancy symptoms include breast tenderness and nausea and needing to urinate more frequently. Most people who are on the pill when they get pregnant will also miss the period. If you are concerned take a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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All signs of pregnancy but I'm on birth control and tests are negative. What does this mean?

All signs of pregnancy but I'm on birth control and tests are negative. What does this mean?

Really??: What tests are positive? What tests are negative? All tests can be falsely positI've and falsely negative (obviously not at the same time). There are better and worse tests. Discuss with your doc. Either way, the truth will out! ...Read more

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She is on birth control I pre came in her a little now she is haveing pregnancy symptoms is she pregnant?

She is on birth control I pre came in her a little now she is haveing pregnancy symptoms is she pregnant?

Easy to check: Urine home pregnancy tests are cheep & available over the counter. They are rarely positive before a woman misses her period and then can be falsely negative until she's far enough along. BC is usually very effective if used correctly, but can fail under a variety of circumstances. The vague symptoms common to early pregnancy are not specific to that process. ...Read more

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I know birth control doesn't protect you 100% from pregnancy but will doing the pull out method as well help?

Yes: And adding a condom will decrease it further, and adding spermicidal jelly even more.

But failure rates of bcp's is very low. About 3/1000. ...Read more

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Does day one start for birth control really protect you against pregnancy right away as it says on the package?

Does day one start for birth control really protect you against pregnancy right away as it says on the package?

?????: I always advise my patients to complete a full cycle of birth control pills before trusting them completely. It is far better to use a back up method (condoms) for the first month. AAnd please DO remember that irth control pills do not protect against STIs. ...Read more

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If birth control is taken everyday, but 4-5 hrs late on occasion, how much is protection from pregnancy affected?

No effect: If you are faithful on daily dosing of your birth control and vary only by 4-6 hours you should have no concerns. Please remember that birth control is not 100 percent and if you absolutely want to keep from getting pregnant consider using condoms as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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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

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If you get pregnant while on birth control is it possible for it to mess up your pregnancy horamone for your next pregnancy?

If you get pregnant while on birth control is it possible for it to mess up your pregnancy horamone for your next pregnancy?

No: Lots of women get pregnant on the pill, shot, ring, patch, etc. Most not only don't have any issue with their current pregnancy, but it shouldn't cause any issue afterwards. ...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. 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