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Relative Effectiveness of Birth Control Methods

Birth Control Methods: How well can they work for me?

The following information describes how well reversible and permanent methods of birth control work to prevent unplanned pregnancy for most people and the number of unplanned pregnancies among 100 women in the first year with typical use of each method.

Reversible Methods

Permanent Methods

ADAPTED FROM Contraceptive Technology: Nineteenth Revised Edition. New York NY: Ardent Media, 2007

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