Contraception Effectiveness?

Patient

Q: I have a question concerning the effectiveness of both male condoms and the nuvaring.

Nuvaring's website claims that If NuvaRing is used according to the directions, your chance of getting pregnant is about 1 to 2 percent a year.

While about.com says the following about male condoms With perfect use, 2 women will become pregnant after one year.

If these contraceptions are used as directed, then what accounts for the 2 percent chance of pregnancy?

Thanks.

Doctor

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