Categories: Family Planning

It is said if you trust your partner implicitly to use the withdrawal method as a form of contraception.

Myth! This is because your partner needs to stop having sex right before he climaxes which is a difficult task to accomplish. Furthermore, if your partner suffers from premature ejaculation or is inclined to have a baby you should consider other methods of contraceptive. Finally, even though you prefer using the withdrawal method it is our professional opinion that you combine it with another form of contraceptive like a condom to get that extra protection.

The pullout method works about 78% of the time, which means that over a year of using this method, 22 out of 100 women — about 1 in 5 — would get pregnant. By comparison, male condoms are 98% effective when used correctly every time.

Not only is it not very effective, but withdrawal also isn’t a good method of birth control because:

  • It takes a lot of control for the man to pull out before ejaculation.
  • The woman has no control over it at all.
  • You may feel that it gets in the way of sexual pleasure.
  • Even if they pee before sex, the man can still release fluid before they ejaculate. This pre-ejaculate does contain sperm.