Could Your Birth Control Let You Down —The Statistics Say Maybe
More babies are conceived in the winter months than any other time of the year, could your birth control let you down? Statistics say that even if you're using your method of choice correctly every time you are never 100 percent protected, well almost.
HOW MUCH PROTECTION DOES YOUR BIRTH CONTROL REALLY PROVIDE?
- Spermicides: 96 in 100 or 18 a year
- Withdrawal: 92 out of 100
- Condom: 86 in 100, that's roughly two (out of every 100 perfectly used condoms) a year will get pregnant
- Diaphragm: 72 out of 100 or six each year
- Pill: 61 in 100
- Depo-Provera: 46 out of 100, this method produces less than one unplanned pregnancy each year
LITTLE KNOWN FACTS YOU MIGHT KNOW ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL AND MORE
- The most popular birthday in the United States is September 16!
- More condoms are purchased the week before Christmas than the week after Christmas
- People are 17 more times likely to have whoopee at midnight than they are at 10 a.m.
- When tax benefits are increased by $500, the probability of that child being conceived so as to be born during the last week of December rises by 27 percent
- Sunday is the least popular day for whoopee with Friday and Saturday odds increasing to 18 percent more than the other days of the week