Shes been on this type of pill for 2 months and has previously been on another for about 5-6 months. We are a tad bit worried about her being pregnant she takes the pill everyday but never at the same time. What are the chance of her being pregnant?
It is a very very slim chance. No birth control, even when taken perfectly, is 100% effective except for abstinence. Birth control pills, when taken perfectly, meaning every day at the same time of day, are about 99-99.9% effective. Average use, which means an occasional late or missed pill, drops it down to 96-98%. Condoms alone are about 70% effective. It is most likely that she will be just fine. Condom use with birth control pills is more to protect against STD's than it is for contraception, the birth control pill itself is her contraceptive-meaning pregnancy prevention. Many couples who are faithful to each other use only birth control pills to prevent pregnancy. The only time condom use is necessary for contraception with the Pill is in the beginning, before the Pill kicks in, and in the event of a missed pill. Other than that condoms are for STD protection and "extra" protection.
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