Skip to comments.60% of women having unplanned children used birth control. Here's why it doesn't work.
Posted on 07/11/2013 1:20:45 PM PDT by dangus
Failure rates of common birth control methods:
Symptom-based fertility awareness ("modern Natural Family Planning"): 1.8%
Cervical cap: 6.7%
Combined oral contraceptive pill: 8-9%
Note: "Combined" oral contraceptive pills combine estrogen-based drugs with abortifacients. So without "undetected miscarriages" (i.e., dead babies), this rate would be higher.
Ortho-Evra patch: 8-9%
Nuva Ring: 8-9%
Diaphragm: 12-16% (depending on source)
Male Latex Condom: 15-18% (spermicide-treated, depending on source)
Coitus Interruptus: 18-22% (depending on source)
Rhythm Method: 24-25% (depending on source)
Contraceptive Sponge: 24-32% (depending on whether the woman had been previously pregnant)
Spermicide: 28% (without condom)
Please note the following:
> Condom use is no more effective than coitus interruptus.
> An 18% failure rate does NOT mean that only 18% of women who use this method will ever get pregnant. It means that it reduces pregnancies 82%. So if a women would normally get pregnant after an average of three months without using a condom, she will now get pregnant after only sixteen months.
> Even presuming failure rates are completely independent, using a male condom with a contraceptive sponge combined is still THREE times LESS effective than modern NFP. (15% * 32% is 4.8%, compared to 1.6%)
Now, I believe that you should consider "typical-use" failure rates. But a lot of people reading this are probably jumping out of their seats to deny that condoms have a 18% failure rate. But the "perfect use" failure rate is still higher than the typical-use failure rate for modern NFP, and still three times higher than perfect-use NFP. And I believe that "perfect use" is completely unrealistic: the male partner has to hold the condom on with his hand while he does a one-hand pushup over his partner. And no double dipping without showering between acts!
Also worth noting, the standard-days rhythm method, carefully used, has a failure rate LOWER than the typical-use condoms, plan B, contraceptive sponges, combined diaphragm and spermicide, Nuva Ring, or combined oral-use contraception, and even perfectly used contraceptive sponges, cervical caps, diaphragms, Plan B, or common applications of spermicide.
So why are so many people so convinced that artificial contraception is necessary to prevent overpopulation?
I believe the problem is this: NFP reminds people of the need for responsibility. But modern sexuality is all about compulsivity. What artificial contraception provides
i bet many are lying when they say they took BC
Because NFP requires a modicum of intelligence and self control.
abstinance- 100% SUCCESS RATE
Abstnance has worked everytime but once.
*snort* Yeah, but she did say, “let it be done to me according to thy will.”
My wife used birth control pills for 25 years without a single unplanned pregnancy. They work if you take them.
The side effects of the birth control pill are horrific. No one should be on it.
Give someone 40 antibiotic pills and tell them to take them 4x a day for 10 days and a vanishingly small number will actually do that (I include myself in these statistics).
Admittedly BCP’s are not 4x a day but the principle is the same - even people who are “compliant’ with meds or other medical treatments or procedures are bound to mess up every now and then. And there are tons of people who aren’t even close to that.
The success rate for married couples is very good if you don’t want to have a kid. As soon as you get to first date, second date, one night stand, etc. the statistics plunge.
>>The success rate for married couples is very good if you dont want to have a kid. As soon as you get to first date, second date, one night stand, etc. the statistics plunge.
How does that affect the reliability of birth control pills if they are taken as directed?
Condoms are extremely effective, my wife and I used them successfully for 8 years before we decided to have children. You’d have to be a complete moron to not use one properly.
You couldn’t pay me to go back on the Pill. My new OBGYN told me she’d never write a script for the Pill for her three daughters.
The birth-control pill failure rate isn’t from missing a day of pills. In fact, many women can’t get pregnant for months after quitting them. It’s from the fact that many women’s simply don’t work the way the pill manufacturers would like them to. So whereas condoms inevitably fail eventually, yes, many women use the pill for a lifetime without them failing... that they know of.
As I mentioned, however, modern birth control pills usually use minimal doses of estrogen to avoid the serious, nasty complications of estrogen, and maintain the effectiveness by adding progesterone which can prevent the babies from being able to integrate into the uterine lining successfully. The drug companies deny this happens ... progesterone also makes conception more difficult ... but despite the progesterone, 9% of the time a pregnancy is noticed. Since the effects of progesterone also certainly make the uterine lining less hospitable to conceptions, we can know that some of the babies must fail at integration. We just don’t know how often, because no studies have ever been performed, since the notion of deliberately causing conception so you can see if the baby gets killed is abhorrent to the most militant of pro-aborts, and those people don’t want to know the answer.
If and only if your cycle is regular. I was fortunate enough that my body ovulated at the same time every month so I knew exactly when I was fertile. Every one of my children was planned and the month I wanted to get pregnant with them I did. Each and every time.
And let's be frank here .... I'd be willing to bet that a lot of women who say the rhythm method failed them didn't follow procedure .... had sex too close to ovulation and don't want to admit it.
Holy Matrimony also prevents out of wedlock pregnancies.
>> but despite the progesterone, 9% of the time a pregnancy is noticed.
So, this is just a case of statistics manipulation by interpolation and possibility scenarios? That makes sense.