There are more birth control options than ever before, including various types of hormonal pills, condoms, the IUD, and so on. While any birth control method can fail (besides abstinence), the risk of failure per year is less than 1% for many methods, as opposed to the 85% chance of pregnancy if you don’t use birth control.
Any form of birth control requires a detailed cost-benefit analysis. But it’s important to use “new math” in the equation, says Rebecca Booth, MD, author of The Venus Week: Discover the Powerful Secret of Your Cycle … at Any Age.
FRIDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News)