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Posted by Lori on June 26, 2000:
In Reply to: Failure rate of... posted by Miansiada on June 26, 2000:
>>  Hi. I was wondering. What would the possible failure rate be if I was on birth control and used a condom (correctly) every time? I think that is what a lot of people use for contriception so I was wondering how often it fails. Thanks
>>  -Miansaida

It is more effective to use more than one method.
For example, the failure rate of the Pill in practice is thought to be
around 9% per year. If you start with 100 women, then 9 would likely get
pregnant.
The failure rate of a condom and spermicide is thought to be around 13%,
ane similarly starting with 100 women, 13 then would likely get pregnant.
Now if you were to use both methods, things are much better, for example,
of the the 9 that might have gotten pregnant on the pill alone, theoretically
only 13%--or 1 of them--would likely get pregnant using both methods.





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