Now, why would they tell you that if it doesn't go along with "perfect use"? It seems like a risky statement to tell a woman that she doesn't have to worry about pregnancy if she's actually stepping into the "typical use" category and gaining several percentage points of failure! I understand that 5% isn't that high, but it's definitely higher than some people are comfortable with.
I am on a combined HBC, and although I consistently take it at exactly the same time every day, once every few months, my phone alarm won't go off and I won't remember. I will see the unused pill the next day when I go to take my pill and I'll take two at once. I'm told by the instructions that I don't need to use backup in that situation, so I generally don't. Again, this happens really infrequently, and never in the same month, but it makes me wonder if I'm a "typical" or "perfect" user.
Can anyone offer any insight?