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I don't know if I am posting this in the right place, but here goes.

I just recently made acquaintance with a 26 year old girl who is married to a 45 year old man. She is fun to be around, and extremely open about her sex life. Maybe tooooo much for my comfort. But anyway, she infomed me the other day that all of her children were conceived while she was on BC pills (she has 4, 2 were twins). She told me that her twins were conceived while on BC pills and condoms! Now, I politely told the girl I have been on BC pills for 3 years and never gotten pregnant, even without condoms. Her reply? "Your man is infertile, my old man does a better job"

Does this sound HIGHLY uninformed to anyone else? This sounds terribly fishy to me. I am calling BS on this story!

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Well it sounds, if she did get pregnant while on the birth control pill + condoms, that the condoms have failed (slipped off or tear) a few times in addition to her not taking the birth control pill properly and missing pills.

Otherwise, when you are both using the condom properly (and it does not fail) + the birth control pill which you take properly, the probabilities of getting pregnant are close to zero.

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As cool said, the most likely reasoning would be that one or both of the methods were used inconsistently or incorrectly...either deliberately, accidentally, or because somebody (or both) did not know how to correctly use their methods.

To be fair as well though, there are some women for whom hormonal methods (either all or just certain ones) simply do not work. We don't know exactly why this happens, save that it likely has something to do with the way the individual woman's body deals with the hormones. Certainly, this is not going to the be normal or average occurrence...we're talking about a very small minority here.

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...and I'd add that it not being suggested to her by child 2 or 3 that the pill clearly wasn't working for her would be unusual.

But condoms + the pill failing four times in perfect use? I do think it's safe to presume that's not likely to be authentic.

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She has also told me she is "baby obsessed"... this makes me also think she is not using things correctly on purpose if you get my meaning.

Her husband keeps telling me "birth control is a scam, and condoms have holes in them" and I just keep trying to tell them both the error in their ways. It just frustrates me how they keep making comments like this. This proves that not only young people are badly informed.

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