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mcguire1495
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ok i dont want an article or website. i want actual advice/experience.

will the birth control today sponge method & a condom work against pregnancy?

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Stephanie_1
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Just so you realize mcguire, we have articles with this content *because* it's back up by what is known about the product through both other's experiences as well as through clinical testing of the products. Too? Nobody can tell you how well something will work for you individually, because everyone's different, but they *can* tell you how well it's known via studies and accounts to work.

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mcguire1495
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i didn't mean it that way, but i know that not everyone is going to have the same reactions. i meant put the answer in a simple way lol. sorry.
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The thing is that for every method that has worked for one person, it's failed for someone else.

Whether or not methods work depends on individual fertility but MOSTLY what they depend on is just correct and consistent use. IOW, if you use both of these properly, from start to finish, and every time you have intercourse, you or a partner are not likely to become pregnant.

So, are there people for whom that combination has prevented pregnancy? Absolutely. Lots of them. That's why both methods are birth control methods with the listed effectiveness rates they have. And if you want anecdotal advice, while I only used that combo once or twice back in the mid-80's myself, I did not become pregnant, personally, using that combination.

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