Why do contraceptives fail?
Girls may miss a pill or fail to take their contraceptive pill every day at the same time, as recommended. Some pills are affected by other drugs, such as antibiotics and nullified by sickness or diarrhoea.
The teenager lacks the courage to discuss sex with her parents; she has no money and knows the clinic staff personally, making it almost impossible to access contraceptives.
Clinics are not accessible after school hours, so the teenage girl will be unable to get her contraceptives in time leading to inconsistent usage.
Successful Family Planning
All contraceptive can fail, although some are more fallible than others. Successful family planning depends on how efficiently the person uses the chosen method of contraception. Half of all unplanned pregnancies occur whilst couples are using some sort of contraception.