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Yes. The pill is about 97% effective with typical use, 99% effective with perfect use (hint: read the directions and follow them). That leaves a 3% chance with typical use and a 1% chance with perfect use of getting pregnant.

With typical use, condoms are about 82-90% effective (10-18% of couples using this as sole Birth Control method will get pregnant over the course of a year), but 98% effective with perfect use. Just so we don't overestimate things, these calculations use the worst typical effectiveness.

If I am a typical pill user I have a 3% chance of getting pregnant. If I combine that with a condom, then I have a ((3)x(0.18))% chance of getting pregnant, or only 0.54% now.

If I am a typical pill user and combine that with the pull-out method (effectiveness about 70% on a good day), then my chances of getting pregnant are ((3)x(0.3))%, or 0.9%.

As you can see, the withdrawal method by itself isn't particularly effective, but because the pill is very effective at preventing pregnancy, the chances of it happening are small.

The pill+condom combination is more effective, because condoms have a better success rate than the withdrawal method.

In addition condoms help prevent STDs

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Q: Is the use of a condom or the withdrawal method with the pill more effective than the pill by itself?
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You first withdrawal without condom for few minutes and then you put the condom is that prevent the pregnancy?

Do you mean withdrawal for round 1 and than put a condom on for round 2? If so, if the withdrawal method is performed correctly and the condom is on properly, yes. But it is best to just were a condom at all time.


Pregnant from the withdraw method?

yes, this has happened to a lot of people. The withdrawal method is NOT as reliable as a condom.


Is there any side effects when you use withdrawal method?

Pregnancy and STDs. Wear a condom.


If you had intercourse in the day of your ovulation can you get pregnant even if you used condom and withdrawal at the same time?

You will have to wait until your period comes before you can know. Condoms used correctly are 97% effective. Pulling out (withdrawal) is NOT a method of birth control.


How effective is withdrawal and the rhythm method?

Age makes no difference, withdrawal is NOT a method of birth control and you have a 30% chance of getting pregnant.


What are the kinds of contra ceptives?

Condom, the pill, implant, tubes tied, or my favourite the withdrawal method


Should you use birth control pills if you do not want to get pregnant and are using other methods of preventing pregnancy such as withdrawal method and a male condom?

Birth control pills are the most effective form of birth control. The withdrawal method does not work and if your practice that you will become pregnant. Thanks, JM


What is the least effective method The Pill condom diaphragm contraceptive injection?

diaphragm


How long is birth control effective after stopping?

That will surely depend on the birth control method used. For example, a condom is only effective while you actually use it.That will surely depend on the birth control method used. For example, a condom is only effective while you actually use it.That will surely depend on the birth control method used. For example, a condom is only effective while you actually use it.That will surely depend on the birth control method used. For example, a condom is only effective while you actually use it.


Are the risks of pregnancy high if you use a condom with the withdrawal method?

Guys can't feel the precum, so use LOTS of lubricant, but you're being smart if you use the condom. The withdrawel method with the condom is a nice way to prevent pregnancy, but I would recommend taking the pill with the condom.


How effective is the withdrawal method after stopping birth control pills?

Depending on when you stopped using birth control can change the effectiveness of the withdrawal method. Missing one or two pills in your pill pack can cause you to become pregnant even if you use the withdrawal method. The withdrawal method is not very effective even without the use of birth control pills because the man does not have to ejaculate for a woman to get pregnant since there can be sperm in pre-ejaculate fluid. The withdrawal method usually results in pregnancy 8 times out of every 10 women or 80%. Therefore, this method is not very effective.


Whats the least effective form of birth control?

not using any at all is the least effective the withdrawal method is a joke

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