Verification

The table below compares the effectiveness of currently available methods of contraception, and describes the percentage of women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy within the first year of typical and perfect use.

Typical use (%) Perfect use
No method
  • 85
  • 85
Fertility awareness-based methods
  • 24
  • 0.4-5
Female Diaphragm
  • 12
  • 6
Male condom
  • 18
  • 2
Combined hormonal contraception*
  • 9
  • 0.3
Progestogen-only pill
  • 9
  • 0.3
Progestogen-only injectable
  • 6
  • 0.2
Copper intrauterine device
  • 0.8
  • 0.6
Levonorgestrel intrauterine system
  • 0.2
  • 0.2
Progestogen-only implant
  • 0.05
  • 0.05
Female sterilisation
  • 0.5
  • 0.5
Vasectomy
  • 0.15
  • 0.1

*Includes combined oral contraception, transdermal patch and vaginal ring.

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