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Can You Get Pregnant from Using a Condom?

Ok, I have a question I am wanting to ask all mothers out there. If you and your partner were having sex and using a condom at the time of intercourse, can you still be pregnant from it?

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You can get pregnant anytime you have sex - even if you use a condom and if you are on birth control. Using a condom (or being on birth control) reduces the risk of pregnancy - but the only 100% way of preventing pregnancy is complete abstinence.

Improper use of a condom (like using one that doesn't fit properly, using a condom past the expiration date, not wearing correctly (which can cause the condom to break), or not using it from the very start of sexual activity until after ejaculation can increase the risk of pregnancy.

If you think you may be pregnant, take a home pregnancy test. You can get pregnant even with proper use of a condom.

http://www.cdc.gov/condomeffectiveness/brief.html

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Definatly! I was watching a ting on TV recently that says something like 65% of people do not use condoms correctly therefore you can get pregnant using them

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You can get pregnant anytime you have sex - even if you use a condom and if you are on birth control. Using a condom (or being on birth control) reduces the risk of pregnancy - but the only 100% way of preventing pregnancy is complete abstinence.

Improper use of a condom (like using one that doesn't fit properly, using a condom past the expiration date, not wearing correctly (which can cause the condom to break), or not using it from the very start of sexual activity until after ejaculation can increase the risk of pregnancy.

If you think you may be pregnant, take a home pregnancy test. You can get pregnant even with proper use of a condom.

http://www.cdc.gov/condomeffectiveness/brief.html

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totally possible. Condoms are only 85% effective (something like that) so if it wasn't put on correctly or if it broke, you could totally get pregnant

M.,
You most definitely can get pregnant using a condom. I know people that have had a condom break during use and out popped a baby 9 months later. It can happen.

Yes, if the condom has a tiny hole (they do have expiration dates) or if he does not hold the bottom when he withdraws to make sure it doesn't come off.

There is an episode of Friends on TV when Ross finds out Rachelle is pregnant where he and his friends find out after the fact that condoms are NOT 100% effective. I have not checked, but apparently it says right on the box it is not 100%.

Yes, condoms are not 100% effective.

Yes. It can break, come out the top, or have a slight pin prick size hole in it.

Yes. When condoms are used correctly, their "success rate" is something like 98%. The only problem is, a lot of the time, people don't use them correctly. But, even if used correctly, there is still that little 1-2% error rate.

You sure can, nothing is 100%....when my first son was conceived we were using condoms every time!!

HI M.
Yes - you can get pregnant from using a condom. There is not a contraceptive on the market or in the aisle that will prevent pregnancy 100%. The condom could potentially break during intercourse. One way with condoms to help boost more prevention is to also use a spermicide - whether it is already on the condom or buy additional spermicide. This is also not 100% but it helps. I hope this helps you.

PJ

I have known women to get pregnant with an IUD, get pregnant while using a condom, and while using hormonal birth control. No birth control method is 100% effective.

However, I used condom method most of my life (I am postmenopausal now) and never got pregnant while using it.

You can further decrease chances by using more than one method. That's a reason behind many condoms now coming with spermicide, or women using both sponge with spermicide plus a condom, or even and IUD plus condoms.

Methods and combinations of methods really depends on how critical it is that the woman not become pregnant.

Different methods have higher effectiveness than others. Some women use depot provera shots to completely stop ovulation and periods. Some are scared even with that and still use another method in addition to that even though that is very effective. But when getting pregnant can risk life (either the woman's or the baby's) I guess I can understand using multiple methods.

Definatly! I was watching a ting on TV recently that says something like 65% of people do not use condoms correctly therefore you can get pregnant using them

I had my 3rd after a condom broke.

It's possible to conceive no matter what type of birth control you're using if you're having sex. Condoms are something like 85% effective when not used completely accurately and 98% effective when they are. As previously said, it should read it right on the box.

Yes,they are not 100%, condoms can have pin holes. I have 2 sons, we used condoms. If God wants you to have another child then you will. God Bless

it only takes one little swimmer!!! Be careful and God Bless.

Condoms have a fairly high 'failure rate' (which means if you are fertile and have sex with a condom, you can get pregnant depending on several factors). I hope you're not if you don' want to be, but if you are, I hope it'll turn out to be a true 'bundle of joy'!

I would say YES....that is how my husband and I got pregnant with out son.
It was not that big of a deal for us because we were considering starting a family at the time anyway....it was just a surprise.

Jen

With out a doubt!!!!! YES YES YES

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