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You do not need to take a contraceptive gel while on birth control. There is still a 5% risk of being pregnant while on the pill because it is not 100% effective at preventing pregnancy.

I wholeheartedly disagree with the previous answer!!! Better safe than sorry when it comes to pregnancy prevention. Many women use spermacides or condoms with the pill, just in case. The cyclic pills tend to have lower dosages than other oral contraceptives, so it IS a good idea to use other contraceptive methods, especially if you've ever gotten pregnant on the pill. The risk of pregnancy when taking the combination pill is 3%, in actual practice. Spermicides are actually less effective than the pill, however; your pill may not be the most effective for your body chemistry. But the answer to your question is less than 3%.

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Q: How effective is the birth control pill and spermicide?
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If you take the morning after pill and contiue to take the birth control pill is the birth control still effective for the rest of the month?

If you had missed a pill or been late with a pill, causing you to take the morning after pill, then you should use a back up method of birth control for the next seven days. If you didn't forget a pill or take a pill late, then I'm not sure why you took the morning after pill, but the birth control pill will still be effective even though you took the morning after pill. The morning after pill doesn't make the birth control pill less effective.

What effective non-hormonal forms of birth control are out there that have been proven to work well with the pill besides condoms?

Withdrawal also lowers the risk of pregnancy significantly. (In general, it's more effective than the diaphragm). In addition, you can add the diaphragm or cervical cap, or spermicide, to increase the effectiveness of the pill. Fertility awareness methods are not useful if you're on the birth control pill.

Do you have to take the birth control pill every day?

For the birth control pill to be effective in preventing pregnancy, you have to take it every day.

Is birth control pill is the most common and most effective birth control method?


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Is the birth control patch more effective than the birth control pill?

With perfect use, the pill and patch are equally effective. Because you only have to remember to do something with the patch weekly, unlike the pill which is daily, it's harder to make mistakes.

What are some effective products for birth control?

There are many effective products and techniques for birth control. The most effective and popular is the contraceptive pill. Also available are condoms, the coil and the cap.

Can you change from the birth control pill to Mirena?

It's easy to change from the birth control pill to Mirena. Continue taking your pill as scheduled until the Mirena insertion. You can have the IUD inserted at any time that you are using an effective method of birth control.

Why is estrogen an effective birth control pill?

Progestins, or artificial progesterones, are used in birth control pills to prevent pregnancy. Estrogen alone is not used in any birth control pill, but only in combination with progestin.

Is the contraceptive implant more than 98 percent effective and can it be combined with the birth control pill?

The implant is more than 99% effective. It is not used with the birth control pill, as doing so provides no contraceptive advantage.

What are the birth control methods?

Abstinence Birth Control Implant Birth Control Patch Birth Control Pills Birth Control Shot - Depo-Provera Birth Control Sponge - Today Sponge Birth Control Vaginal Ring - NuvaRing Breastfeeding as Birth Control Cervical Cap Condom - male/female Diaphragm Fertility Awareness-Based Methods IUD Outercourse Spermicide Sterilization - tubal ligation/vasectomy Withdrawal Morning-After Pill is an option it is not a birth control pill but is Emergency Contraception.

Can you still get pregnant after using a Morning After Pill?

Yes. No birth control is 100% effective.

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