How effective is birth control if a day is missed?

Answer The birth control pill has an effectiveness rate of 92 percent. Missing a pill lowers that effectiveness rate, and if unprotected sex occurred during the days surrounding the missed pill, you shoul... Read More »

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Can stopping the birth control pill cause missed periods?

For some women, stopping the birth control pill after an extended period of usage, can cause a delay in their normal menstrual cycle. Some women may not resume a regular menstrual cycle for months,... Read More »

Is birth control effective?

On One Hand: It Depends on the UserBirth control is most effective when used properly. For example, when used correctly, condoms are 97 percent effective. Yet, for typical use, condoms are only 86 ... Read More »

How effective is Yaz birth control?

When used as directed, the Yaz combination birth control pill is as effective as other combination birth control pills at 99 percent. If the woman misses a pill or takes it at a dramatically differ... Read More »

How effective is a diaphragm for birth control?

Using a diaphragm for birth control is 86 to 94 percent effective if used properly. A diaphragm is a dome-shaped cup inserted into the vagina, filled with spermicide to cover the cervix opening. To... Read More »