What % pregnancy protection with birth control pill use?

Approaches 99% With typical use, birth control pill efficacy rates is about 92%. With perfect use, efficacy rate is over 99%. Nothing is 100% except abstinence. Remember to take your pill daily around the same time of day to achieve optimal results.

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Does stopping the birth control pill make pregnancy more likely?

Makes it more. Likely than being on the pill but not more likely than normal. Read more...
Yes but ... Please check with your doctor what are the things you can do to make your pregnancy healthier before you quit the pill. Read more...
Stopping BCP. Yes. Once you stop birth control, especially if not on the sugar pill week, you can ovulate rapidly and are at risk of pregnancy. Read more...

Will a birth control pill taken an hour and a half early lead to pregnancy

No. The half life of the birth control pill is about 24 hrs. You should be protectedeven if you forget to take it for 24 hrs. I wouldnt recommend it but you should be protected. Read more...

Can the birth control pill cause pregnancy symptoms or could I be pregnant?

Birth Control Pills. Some birth control pills will cause pregnancy symptoms, especially when starting them for the first time. After a while your body adapts to the pills and these symptoms should go away. Still, if you are concerned, you should get a pregnancy test done to make sure you are not pregnant. Read more...

What would cause my birth control pill to fail and cause pregnancy if taken correctly?

OCP efficacy. 21 year old lady concerned about the efficacy of the oral contraceptive pill. The pill is considered to be 99% effective, but there are certain conditions such as when a woman is taking anticonvulsant medication (tegretol and dilantin) , modafinil, certain antibiotics, obesity, and sometimes even alcohol can effect the efficacy of the pill. Read more...

Could you tell me what happens if a woman continues taking her birth control pill well into a pregnancy?

No evidence of harm. They won't work! :-) while this isn't what is recommended of course, there is not evidence of an increased risk of birth defects or miscarriage. Read more...

If I take birth control pill every day but the time I take it varies (one time it was within 10hrs), is that still perfect use? Chance of pregnancy?

Once per day. Birth control pills need to be taken once per day. A few hours difference from day to day will not matter. Take one pill per day. If you are not confident using birth control pills consider trying an IUD or Nexplanon. These are the most effective reversible options. Read more...

How can the birth control pill prevent pregnancy?

Stop ovulation. The hormones in birth control pills stop your ovaries from releasing an egg, from ovulating, so you don't get pregnant. Missing several pills can allow an egg to ovulate, which is why it is so important to not miss pills. Read more...

Can symptoms of pregnancy occur from satrting a new birth control pill?

Yes . Depends on the pill and your sensitivity to the hormones. Some women are more sensitive to hormones in the pills than others. No hormonal contraception may be a better option for those women who can't tolerate hormonal contraception. Read more...