What's your birth control IQ?

iStockiStockSure, you don't rely on the pull-out-and-pray method to prevent pregnancy, but how much do you really know about birth control? Take this quiz and find out.

1.What percentage of birth control pill takers miss three or more Pills a month?
A. 7%
B. 19%
C. 43%
D. 54%
E. 65%

CORRECT ANSWER: D, 54%.
When researchers put computer chips into women's Pill packs, they found that 54 percent of takers were missing three or more pills a month. That's a big deal. If you skip one, you aren't going to get pregnant. If you skip more than one, particularly with an ultralow dose, you might. Have trouble remembering to take the Pill? Find another form of birth control to fit your lifestyle here.

2.
Femcon Fe is a birth control pill that:
A. makes it possible to have just one period a year.
B. is for men.
C. is chewable.
D. prevents acne.

CORRECT ANSWER: C, a chewable birth control pill.
FDA-approved in December, Femcon Fe is the first chewable oral contraceptive available in the U.S. The estrogen-progestin tablets have the same 99-plus percent efficacy rate with perfect use as other pills. Many experts, however, dismiss Femcon's minty tablets as gimmicky. Click here for more new birth control methods - like the Pill for men, pills that relieve PMS and prevent acne, and the Pill that give you just one period a year.

TAKE THE REST OF THE BIRTH CONTROL IQ QUIZ HERE

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