If I'm on birth control and we have unprotected sex, what are my chances of getting pregnant?

i am on birth control and take it at the exact same time every day, as you are supposed to. my boyfriend and I are in a monogamous relationship and many times we do not use a condom and he doesn't pull out.i know that we should use a condom, but what are my REAL chances on getting prego if I'm on because and taking it correctly?
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  • I really couldn't say, it depends on your menstruel cycle and all that kind of thing.

    I've been seeing ads on TV about this new device that is supposedly just as effective as a condom. I forget what it's called but it's shaped like a "T" and is inserted in the vagina (supposedly once it's in there the woman can't even feel it). If you were to get that (it has to be inserted by a doctor but it only takes one visit) and stay on the pill at the same time it would pretty much eliminate the need for a condom.

    Sorry, just thought I'd throw that out there.

  • The best you can do is follow the directions on the package, read what it says about its effectiveness, and then hope for the best. None of them will tell you it's 100% effective so just take it from there. However, keep in mind that if it says it's "up" to 99.9% effective that means it could be less effective in certain circumstances much lower than what he says. Also, even if any BC was totally 99.9% effective, that still means that out of 1000 uses, there's one chance it won't work, and who knows when that one time will occur.

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  • Depending on they type of birth control you are on, and what other medications you might be taking - there is a very slim possibility that you will get pregnant. The whole point of taking birth control is to prevent pregnancies - it wouldn't be sold if it didn't work. Though it isn't 100% effective, I would say that 99.9% is pretty close. If you are still worried about your chances, your best bet would to be to go to your doctor and explain your concerns. I'm sure they can reassure you better than anyone else can.

  • The packet of information that you get with your pill perscription every month has the effectiveness of the pill listed. That's great that you have a monogamous relationship, however pregnancy is not the major problem for women in your age group. STD's are the major problem, you know herpes which you live with forever because there is no cure as well as HIV of which you can die because there is no cure. I hope he is true to you. Good luck.

  • As others have said, there's always the chance of getting pregnant, but I do agree it's very slim if you take your pill correctly. My boyfriend and I have been sexually active for 1 1/2 years with just the pill for protection, and it's never let me down. The most important part is just to always take it on time.

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  • Your chances are really good, keep doing what you are doing and you should be pregnant not before long.

    My sister was on the pill took it religiously same time everyday and she got pregnant and she was on the pill for at least 4 yrs.

    • Anecdotal evidence is a logical fallacy. That would be the .001%. On top of which, It is so easy to forget a day.

  • Check out this web site:

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    I swear by it sometimes.

  • The chances are either .1% or .01%, I forget. That's only if you use it correctly, though, and it also depends on the pill.

  • My ex and I never used a condom and we had sex almost every day, even twice on occasion, where I never pulled out(this was at her request actually). Never had any problems as the pill is said to be 97% effective or something similar. I would say your chances are very very low, but you could always use spermicide to just make sure.

    Condoms suck, but that seems to be the only 100% contraceptive tool. And even if you have to resort to condoms, at least you will still be having sex, haha. I'd give anything to have someone to love again and make love to.

    I hope this helps.

    • Unfortunately, even condoms aren't 100% effective. I believe that the birth control pill is more effective than the condom when used alone, however when you combine the 2 the risk is very low. Check out this web site, it provides statistics regarding effectiveness of contraceptive methods AND combined methods (i.e. condoms and birth control pills): link

    • Ah, I wasn't aware of that. Thank you for the info.

  • Dated a girl for almost 2 years, she was my first sex - we got birth control before the first time, she took it every day at the same time, followed the directions. No baby. Rarely used condoms.

    • Did you pull out or not??

    • Nope. Birth control when taken CORRECTLY. is 99% effective (100% not shown because of lawsuit reasons)

  • lol I wasnt on anything, and for 4 months straight about 2 or 3 times everyday my boyfriend came inside me and I didn't get pregnant, now I went on birthcontrol anyway and honestly I doubt ill get pregnant but all bodies are different

  • there is chance of getting pregnant every time you have sex. You can slim the chances greatly with birth control or a condom. So yeah there is a chance but not likely.