Comparing Methods for Preventing Pregnancy

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Out of 100 women who have vagina-penis sex, how many will get pregnant in the first year using each of these methods?

Abstinence (IF used consistently and correctly 100% of the time): 0 women pregnant

Sterilization
(male or female): 0 women pregnant

Implant
: 1 woman pregnant

IUD
: 1 woman pregnant

Shot
: 3 women pregnant

Pill, Patch or Ring
: 8 women pregnant

Condoms
: 15 women pregnant

Sponge
: 16-32 women pregnant (women who have already had a
child are more likely to get pregnant while using the sponge)

Female Condom:
21 women pregnant

Fertility Awareness Method
: 25 women pregnant

Withdrawal
(“pulling out”): 27 women pregnant

Sex using NO protection
: 85 women pregnant

Male Condom
: 15 women pregnant

Female Condom
: 21 women pregnant


Acknowledgement: This fact sheet was adapted from PlannedParenthood.org, a website that provides education about reproductive and sexual health. 

Dear Auntie, i’m 16 and pregnant. my parents love my boyfriend. he’s 19 and has his own place. i’m already graduated and work full time. i practically live with him. but i fear when they find out they’ll make me move back home and keep the baby from him.

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