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Does birth control prevent pregnancy just as well as a condom? I'm currently only using the birth control but I'm taking it religiously.

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine
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By "birth control" I presume you mean birth control PILLS.
If you take "the pill" exactly as directed, fewer than 1/100 women using this will become pregnant in a year. Interestingly, the condom is also VERY effective: if you use it exactly as directed only 2/100 will become pregnant/year. Few people use perfectly, so more failures. Congratulations on being so responsible at such a young age:)

In brief: A little better ...

By "birth control" I presume you mean birth control PILLS.
If you take "the pill" exactly as directed, fewer than 1/100 women using this will become pregnant in a year. Interestingly, the condom is also VERY effective: if you use it exactly as directed only 2/100 will become pregnant/year. Few people use perfectly, so more failures. Congratulations on being so responsible at such a young age:)
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