No birth control is absolutely 100% effective other than abstainance. Birth control pills, however, are very effective. Their rate is abour 98-99% effectiveness when taken properly-meaning taking everyday at more or less the same time of day without fail. The more you variate from that, the more likely pregnancy can occur. So if you miss a Pill and dont use a back up or if you take your Pill at too many different times, it increases chance for pregnancy. Your partner pulling out does NOTHING! Men secrete sperm all through the sex act, not just at ejaculation so the withdrawal method is really worthless. If you are going to have sex, and you are taking your Pill as you should, you might as well let him finish. If you want extra protection then have him wear a condom. That is what is recommended for a back up method and to protect yourself against sexually transmitted diseases and infections.
Also, keep in mind that any time you are on antibiotics (and some other meds-if you get a new medicine, ask your pharmacist if it interacts at all with birth control pills) they decrease the effectiveness of the Pill so you need to use a back up, like a condom, during the time you are on the antibiotic and for at least a week after you finish the antibiotic. Many women have gotten pregnant while on the Pill because they took antibiotics and didnt use back up. Pills are one of the most effective birth control methods available. Tubal ligation (getting your tubes tied) is only consider 99.9% effective. Pills are pretty close to that as long as you are vigilant with them and take them correctly-every day, at roughly the same time of day. Try to keep the time you take a Pill within an hour either way, so if you pick say 5pm, be sure you take it somewhere between 4pm and 6 pm always. If you do this, chances are very slim you will get pregnant even if your partner ejaculates (comes) inside you. Pills were designed so women could stop worrying about getting pregnant and allow her to enjoy her sex life! Keep taking your Pill and try not to worry so much!
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