Can you get pregnant on birth control?

Yes. All forms of birth control have their own success/failure rate. Anything from a physician will have a very high success rate but they do fail occasionally. I recommend discussing this with your family physician or ob. They can fill in the details and discuss all the options. If you really want to reduce your risk of pregnancy then using condoms in addition to birth control is helpful.
Yes. Condoms and spermicides available over the counter typically have a 15-20% chance of pregnancy. Birth control pills are more effective with less than 3% chance of pregnancy. Iud's and implants are over 99% effective in preventing an unplanned pregnancy. There is even a small percentage of couples who will conceive after a permanent sterilization.

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Can you get pregnant on birth control?

Birth Control. Very rarely yes. These events usually happen when one is not using the birth control correctly or are taking other medication that interferes with the hormone activity. Read more...

Can you get pregnant while taking birth control pills? If so what are the chances?

Uncommon, but... If taken properly and reliably birth control is a very effective means of reducing the chance of becoming pregnant (around a 1-3% failure rate). The common reasons for birth control 'failure' is being noncompliant with the medication or taking another medication that interferes with the birth control pill (some antibiotics for example reduce BC effectiveness). Read more...

Can you get pregnant by changing birth control without having sex?

No. Sexual exposure to acquire sperm is necessary for any pregnancy. It matters not whether you are on any BC or not, you still need sperm to get the pregnancy started. Read more...
No, you can not. Unless you seek artificial means of "assisted reproductive technology" like in-vitro fertilization, intrauterine insemination etc..., you can not "get pregnant by changing birth control without having sex". Read more...

Can you get pregnant when your on birth control?

Not likely but possi. Most studies put the pill at about 98% effective but medications or antibiotics can change the effectiveness. There is always a chance so get checked and do a pregnancy check if your cycle is late. Read more...
Nothing is perfect. Every form of birth control has a small percent failure rate. It does make it much more difficult but not completely impossible. Read more...

Can you get pregnant easily with oral birth control?

>5% risk. Practical issues limit the efficacy of oral contraceptives to <95%, so be prepared for surprises. Iuds are a much safer option for most mutually monogamous couples, cost much less and are promptly removed when a pregnancy is desired without consequences. Remember that no contraceptive prevents all sexually transmitted infections. Read more...

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...