Can I get Pregnant on Birth Control Pills?

Can I Get Pregnant on Birth Control Pills? Some of our patients are shocked to learn they are pregnant because they have been on birth control and thought they were protected. What happened? Can you really get pregnant while taking hormonal birth control pills? Birth control failure can and does happen.  Here is a list of contraception

Should Hormonal Birth Control be Over-the-Counter?

According to, a review of literature released in the March 14th Journal of Adolescent Health suggested that, “Oral contraceptives are popular, safe and effective methods of pregnancy prevention for women and teens. Our review emphasizes that any future over-the-counter pill has the potential to benefit teens, and there is no scientific rationale to restrict access based on age.”