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Which birth control methods are most effective?

Which birth control methods are most effective?

The kinds of birth control that work the best to prevent pregnancy are the implant and IUDs — they’re also the most convenient to use, and the most foolproof. Other birth control methods, like the pill, ring, patch, and shot, are also really good at preventing pregnancy if you use them perfectly.

How effective are birth control methods combined?

Fewer than 1 in 100 women will get pregnant in a year when using the combined pill correctly. Typical use: around 91% effective. Around 9 in 100 women using the combined pill will get pregnant in a year.

Which is better birth control pill or shot?

When combination birth control pills are taken correctly, they are up to 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. Progestin-only pills are about 95% effective. The birth control shot (Depo-Provera) also is about 99% effective in preventing pregnancy (average annual failure rate is about 3%).

What is the only effective method of birth control?

Most Effective Birth Control Methods. While abstinence is the only birth control method that is 100% effective, hormonal contraceptives, IUDs, and permanent birth control methods are also highly effective. Barrier methods are moderately effective for typical users. The following are the most effective birth control methods:

Which of these birth control methods is the most effective?

Intrauterine contraception is easily the most effective method of contraception, the Canadian Paediatric Society says. (Jay Directo/AFP/Getty)

What reduces the effectiveness of birth control?

Rifampin may decrease the effectiveness of NuvaRing and the patch as well. If you’re on birth control pills, the patch, or NuvaRing and your doctor prescribes rifampin, you will need to use a backup method of birth control such as condoms or a diaphragm. Your doctor may recommend a backup method if you’re taking other antibiotics, just to be safe.

What is the most effective OTC birth control method?

Follow product instructions carefully. Not using a product as instructed may increase your risk of becoming pregnant. Using condoms and spermicide together is the most effective OTC birth control. Using condoms or spermicide alone isn’t as reliable, and you run a higher risk of pregnancy.