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Should I use additional birth control when using the rhythm method, or is it fool proof?

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Dr. Amy Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

Yes, you should use additional birth control, especially around ovulation, the week before and for a few days afterwards.
Even when done perfectly the rhythm method has a 20% failure rate as ovulation can occasionally occur earlier or later than expected.

In brief: Yes

Yes, you should use additional birth control, especially around ovulation, the week before and for a few days afterwards.
Even when done perfectly the rhythm method has a 20% failure rate as ovulation can occasionally occur earlier or later than expected.
Dr. Amy Herold
Dr. Amy Herold
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

In medical school they taught us that the rhythm method was a great way to get pregnant while trying to avoid pregnancy.
It doesn't work well.

In brief: Yes

In medical school they taught us that the rhythm method was a great way to get pregnant while trying to avoid pregnancy.
It doesn't work well.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Not fool proof

Although the rhythm method has been used for generations it is far from fool proof.
It may reduce the risk of pregnancy some, but over time it is likely to fail.

In brief: Not fool proof

Although the rhythm method has been used for generations it is far from fool proof.
It may reduce the risk of pregnancy some, but over time it is likely to fail.
Dr. James Ferguson
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