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Can you get pregnant easily with oral birth control?
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: >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.

In brief: >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.
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