Test Your Knowledge: How Not to Get Pregnant
by Staff
Try to estimate when you're ovulating and have sex regularly -- that's the basic recipe for getting pregnant. But what about when you're NOT trying to make a baby? Do you know the ins and outs of how not to get pregnant?

Which is the most effective way to not get pregnant?

  • Don't have vaginal intercourse.
  • Use condoms.
  • Use birth control pills.

True or false: You can't get pregnant when you have your period.

  • true
  • false

Only one of the following types of sex can get you pregnant. Which is it?

  • vaginal
  • anal
  • oral

Which position will prevent pregnancy?

  • missionary
  • woman on top
  • standing up
  • Position doesn't matter.

If you just practice the withdrawal method, and you do it right every time, what are the pregnancy odds?

  • 1 in 10
  • 1 in 25
  • 1 in 50

True or false: You can't get pregnant your first time.

  • true
  • false

Which of the following birth control is not categorized as a barrier method?

  • cervical cap
  • diaphragm
  • IUD
  • condom

For how many hours after having unprotected sex does the over-the-counter morning-after pill work as an emergency contraceptive?

  • up to 24 hours
  • up to 48 hours
  • up to 72 hours

Douching can prevent pregnancy if you use what douching solution?

  • vinegar or lemon juice
  • baking soda and water
  • Coca-Cola
  • None -- douching to prevent pregnancy is a myth.

True or false: Women of a "certain age" can't get pregnant.

  • true
  • false

What is the failure rate of a male latex condom?

  • 0 percent
  • 3 percent
  • 5 percent
  • 10 percent

Which birth control method is considered permanent?

  • intrauterine contraception
  • vasectomy
  • cervical cap

True or false: Vasectomies prevent pregnancy 100 percent of the time.

  • true
  • false

Who needs to have an orgasm for pregnancy to happen?

  • the man
  • the woman
  • both the man and the woman
  • neither the man nor the woman

You forgot to take your birth control pill this morning. What do you do?

  • Take one pill now that you've remembered, and use a backup method.
  • Take two pills now that you've remembered, and use a backup method.
  • Take two pills today, two pills tomorrow, and use a backup method.

Can a new mom use breastfeeding as birth control?

  • Yes, but only for a year.
  • Yes, but only for six months.
  • Yes, but only for about six weeks.
  • no

How does hormonal birth control such as the pill work?

  • It prevents ovulation.
  • It blocks the egg's ability to move through the fallopian tube.
  • It kills sperm on contact.

Which are the most effective birth control methods that aren't permanent?

  • pills, rings and patches
  • IUD and implants
  • cervical cap and diaphragm
  • fertility-awareness based methods

What days of the month is a woman most likely to get pregnant?

  • the day she ovulates
  • the day before through the day after she ovulates
  • 2 days before through 1 day after she ovulates
  • 5 days before through 3 days after she ovulates

What will cause a condom to tear or break?

  • storing them in a hot or sunny place
  • massage oil
  • baby oil
  • all of the above