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Does birth control protect entirely against pregnancy?

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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Preventing pregnancy

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

In brief: Preventing pregnancy

No method of birth control is 100% effective against pregnancy.
The oral contraceptives are the most effective as are hormonal implants.
Dr. Andrew Silverman
Dr. Andrew Silverman
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Dr. David Fein
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

In the most perfect of circumstances, birth control still can fail (but the "best" failure rate is approximately 3 per 1000 women taking the pill).
Even today, there are factors that affect birth control reliability, such as obesity, drug interactions, absorption, dose of pill, etc. The number one cause of birth control failure? --- missing a pill or taking pills late!

In brief: No

In the most perfect of circumstances, birth control still can fail (but the "best" failure rate is approximately 3 per 1000 women taking the pill).
Even today, there are factors that affect birth control reliability, such as obesity, drug interactions, absorption, dose of pill, etc. The number one cause of birth control failure? --- missing a pill or taking pills late!
Dr. David Fein
Dr. David Fein
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