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I want to have sex, but I’m not on any type of birth control pill. If a condom is used correctly, what is the likelihood that I will get pregnant?

Like all birth control methods, condoms are more effective when you use them correctly.

  • Each year, 2 out of 100 women whose partners use condoms will become pregnant if they always use condoms correctly.
  • Each year, 15 out of 100 women whose partners use condoms will become pregnant if they don’t always use condoms correctly.

 

You can make condoms more effective if you

  • use spermicide with them
  • pull out before ejaculation

 

Learn more about condoms.

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