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GhostyGhostyy
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So, I know that some people say that it's okay to not use condoms while your on the pill, but I'm not comfortable with that.

Is being on the pill, plus withdrawl (if done correctly) an effective method?

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Alice
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Hi Ghosty,

Have you seen this article yet: The Buddy System: Effectiveness Rates for Backing Up Your Birth Control With a Second Method
? It gives you the actual percentage of risk with combining contraceptives.

quote:
Combination Oral Contraceptives ("The Pill")

99.7% effective alone with perfect use - 92% effective alone with typical use
Combination OCP + Cervical Barriers = 99.98% effective with perfect use - 98.88% effective with typical use
Combination OCP + Male Condoms = 99.99% effective with perfect use - 98.8% effective with typical use
Combination OCP + The Sponge = 99.97%effective with perfect use - 98.72% effective with typical use
Combination OCP + Female Condoms = 99.98% effective with perfect use - 98.32% effective with typical use
Combination OCP + Emergency Contraception* = 99.97% effective with perfect use - 98% effective with typical use
Combination OCP + Withdrawal = 99.98% effective with perfect use - 97.84% effective
Combination OCP + Spermicide = 99.94% effective with perfect use - 97.68% effective with typical use

So yes, your risk of pregnancy is significantly low when you combine two contraceptives, including the Pill and Withdrawal.

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GhostyGhostyy
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Yes, I actually saw that right after I posted!
Haha, thanks so much for replying anyways!!
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