Contraceptive Effectiveness, Newest Statistics

At the end of one year of trying for pregnancy about 85 outof 100 couples will be pregnant. If they contracept using spermacides, withtypical use, about 29 of 100 women will be pregnancy, actually worse than the27 that will get pregnant with spermacide use. Fertility awareness methods(either the standard days method the two day method or the ovulation trackingmethod also improves contraceptive effectiveness over spermacides alone andonly 1/4 of couples who practice this will become pregnant. The contraceptivesponge is very effective for women whohave never had children, equaling diaphragm users and with typical use of thesemethods only 16 women out of 100 will be pregnant. But if you separate outwomen who have had children and use the sponge as their contraception then 32women out of 100 will be pregnant after the first year of use. Female condomsconsistently out-performed by male condoms with only 21 women getting pregnantat the end of a year of using this method and only 15 women out of a 100getting pregnant if her partner uses as male condom. Patches, rings, and thebirth control pills are 92% effective with typical use in the first year(remember this compares to only 0.3% failure rate in studies). The injectableprogesterone contraceptive DepoProvera has a failure rate of only 3 women peryear. For other methods we have to describe percentages as failure rates areless than one woman per 100 per year even with typical use. The copper IUD 0.8%pregnancy rate, Mirena rate 0.2% and the Implanon rod 0.05! Sterilizationsuccesses are listed for females at 0.5% and vasectomy 0.15% failure rates! Soactually the Impanon rod beats out methods, including, vasectomy foreffectiveness in the first year of use, and even with perfect use studiesImplanon beat out all methods! Have you gabbed with your gyno about thislately!


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