Can You Get Pregnant While Using a Condom?

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Condoms are effective, but they are not 100 percent effective in preventing pregnancy, so people can still get pregnant when using condoms. Find out how condoms should be used to prevent STDs with help from a labor and delivery nurse in this free video on pregnancy and obstetrics.

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My name is Josie Minks and I'm a labor and delivery nurse in Austin, Texas and the question was posed, "Can you get pregnant while using condoms?" Condoms are 90-95% effective if used with a spermicide or using birth control pills but, abstinence is the only way to not get pregnant. But, condoms are also useful in preventing STD's like HIV/AIDS, but the answer is yes, to that question. You still can get pregnant while using condoms. They are 90-95% effective if you are using it with other additives like spermicide or birth control pills.

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