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Can i become pregnant while taking birth control pills?

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Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No method is 100%

No birth control method is 100%.
Are you using birth control pills?If so, even with perfect use (no missed or late pills), the failure rate is 0.3% (less than 1 couple/100 will get pregnant in the first year of use) or 9%-9/100 will get pregnant with typical use.

In brief: No method is 100%

No birth control method is 100%.
Are you using birth control pills?If so, even with perfect use (no missed or late pills), the failure rate is 0.3% (less than 1 couple/100 will get pregnant in the first year of use) or 9%-9/100 will get pregnant with typical use.
Dr. Paula Hillard
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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Uncommon, but yes

While it is uncommon, it can occur. Failure rate is less than 1%.
Some "supplements" and herbs can negate the protective effects of oral contraceptives. If you're worried, get a pregnancy test.

In brief: Uncommon, but yes

While it is uncommon, it can occur. Failure rate is less than 1%.
Some "supplements" and herbs can negate the protective effects of oral contraceptives. If you're worried, get a pregnancy test.
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid
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