|The effects of birth control
Richard Bradford IV.
Mr. Jonathan Bishop
Birth Control Report
Tuesday March 28, 2000
The Effectiveness of Birth Control
Today’s woman has many birth control options that allow her to plan whether or not she
has children, when she has children, and the age difference between her children. This paper is
designed as an overview of available options about choosing a birth control method that matches
the physical, emotional and lifestyle needs. I personally feel that the pill is a excellent, affordable,
99.5% effective method of birth control.
According to Contraceptive Technology, combination pills are approximately 99.9 percent
effective if used perfectly. What that means is that one in 1,000 women taking the Pill will get
pregnant in the period of a year. In real-life use, about 3 percent of users get pregnant in the
course of a year Statistics state that this is “usually due to missing one or more pills.” However,
two things th...