How do I calculate how effective my birth control is?

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Do you ever wonder how you can really decrease your chance of pregnancy and how to calculate it? Well, here you go. First you start with the basics.

How effective is the implant? On the implant, 5/10,000 women usually get pregnant

How effective is the IUD with hormone? On the IUD with hormone, 2/1000 women usually get pregnant

How effective is the copper IUD? On the copper IUD, 8/1000 women usually get pregnant

How effective is the birth control shot? On the copper IUD, 6/100 women usually get pregnant

How effective is the birth control ring? How effective is Nuvaring®? On the birth control ring, 9/100 women usually get pregnant

How effective is the birth control patch? On the birth control patch, 9/100 women usually get pregnant

How effective is the combined birth control pill? On the birth control pill, 9/100 women usually get pregnant

How effective is the progestin only birth control pill (POPs)? On Progestin Only Pills (POPs), 9/100 women usually get pregnant

How effective are condoms for birth control? Using condoms, 18/100 women usually get pregnant

Now comes the math!

Fearing pregnancy and childbirth is a very real thing. If you really are afraid of pregnancy: I would recommend:

the implant + condoms (combined 9/100,000) or

IUD with hormone + condoms (3.6/10,000).

Other Birth control combination math:

condoms+ combined birth control pill or patch or ring = 1.6/100

condoms+ combined birth control pill + Fertility awareness method = 3.8/1000

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