Birth Control Methods And Failure Rates Minnesota

All birth control methods work the best if used correctly and every time you have sex. The vasectomy is one of the lowest failure rates among the birth control methods. The study showed the traditional vasectomy failure rate is 1-3 per 1000 cases; the failure rate would be even lower in no scalpel vasectomy with the fascia clipping technique.

Here is a list of some birth control methods with their failure rates.

Birth control methods and failure rates
(the number of pregnancies expected per 100 women)

Sterilization surgery for women: Less than 1 pregnancy
Sterilization implant for women: Less than 1 pregnancy
Sterilization surgery for men (vasectomy): Less than 1 pregnancy
Implantable rod: Less than 1 pregnancy
Intrauterine device: Less than 1 pregnancy
Shot/injection (Depo-Provera): Less than 1 pregnancy
Oral contraceptives: 5 pregnancies
Skin patch: 5 pregnancies
Vaginal ring: 5 pregnancies
Male condom 11-16 pregnancies
Diaphragm with spermicide 15 pregnancies
Sponge with spermicide 16-32 pregnancies
Cervical cap with spermicide 17-23 pregnancies
Female condom: 20 pregnancies
Natural family planning (rhythm method): 25 pregnancies
Spermicide alone: 30 pregnancies
Emergency contraception: 1 pregnancy


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