i am currently taking lutera. this is the first time i am on any sort of birth control. i'm sorry if i sound paranoid, because i can willingly admit that i am - but how can i be sure that this dosage is strong enough to prevent me from getting pregnant? (i already know that it's not 100% effective). there are higher dosages of birth control, but how will i know if this is right for me?
Timing is definitely the key. The higher dose pills and lower dose pills are both 99% effective as long as they are taken on time. There are studies showing that the number goes down with low dose pills slightly for obese women, however, so if you are overweight maybe you should consider not using a low dose pill. Other than that, there is nothing to worry about and all kinds of pills are VERY effective when taken correctly. Just make sure to wait (usually 2 weeks, but depends on the pill...read your packet) before having sex without a condom/another form of protection when you first start the pill!