All Birth Control Methods Efficiency – See What You’re Getting and How Reliable It Is

All Birth Control Methods Efficiency – See What You’re Getting and How Reliable It Is

All Birth Control Methods Efficiency – See What You’re Getting and How Reliable It Is

 

The most effective way to prevent pregnancy is abstinence. However, within the first year of committing to abstinence, many couples become pregnant because they have sex anyway but don't use protection. So it's a good idea even for people who don't plan to have sex to be informed about birth control.

 

Couples who do have sex need to use birth control properly and every time to prevent pregnancy. For example, the birth control pill can be effective in preventing pregnancy. But if a girl forgets to take her pills, this isn't an effective method for her. Condoms can be an effective form of birth control, too. But if a guy forgets to use a condom or doesn't use it correctly, it's not an effective way for him to prevent pregnancy.

 

For every 100 couples using each type of birth control, the chart shows how many of these couples will get pregnant within a year. The information shown is for all couples, not just teenage couples. Some birth control methods may be less effective for teen users. For example, teenage girls who use fertility awareness (also called the rhythm method) may have an even greater chance of getting pregnant than adult women because their bodies have not yet settled into a regular menstrual cycle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source Credit: https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/bc-chart.html

 

The image below has been sourced from UC Davis and explains the efficacy of different forms of birth control.