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dreamweaver87
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I heard that if the guy wears a condom during sex and uses it right while the the woman is on the Pill she can't get pregnant. Now I know that only Abstince is 100% affective against STD's and getting pregnant. But can anybody tell me what the statics with using a condom and being on the Pill??
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ErinK
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Since every woman's body is different, and reacts to hormonal birth control methods in different ways, and since there are many factors that could influence the effectiveness of both a pill and a condom (for example, forgetting to take the pill, vomiting while on the pill, other medications interfering with the pill's effeciveness, condoms tearing, slipping, or breaking), we can't give you exact statistics on how effective the Pill plus a condom is.

That being said, here are some stats for the two alone from our birth control article:

Male Condom: 15/100 users will experience failure (on average).

Oral Contraceptives: 9/100 users will experience failure (on average)

So, combining those methods will give you an even lower rate, since if one of them fails, the other will be there to take ovr.

It is certainly possible to get pregnant while on the pill and using a condom, but using both methods reduces your risk for both pregnancy and STDs.

Erin


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