Cana teen get pregnant while on birth control for 1 month but does drugs and alcohol while on birth control?


No method of birth control is

No method of birth control is 100% effective, so even if you are taking oral contraceptives, you can still get pregnant. The risk of contraceptive failure among young people can be higher than adults because they are less likely to remember to take their pills on schedule.

More about failure rates for teens: http://www.contracept.org/teenrates.php

Although, I think you are also wondering if drugs and alcohol make it more likely that your birth control pills will fail. Generally, no. However, drugs and alcohol do impair your judgment, making it more likely you will have sex with someone you wouldn't normally have sex with. Also, it puts you at higher risk for unwanted sexual contact (like date rape) and STDs.

Be smart and stop using drugs and alcohol.

Best of luck, Dr. Williams

Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
Sex Education Advisor. www.MonnicaWilliams.com.

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Free Pregnancy Testing Centers: 800-395-HELP.

 
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