Pull Out Method (Withdrawal): Effectiveness, Risks & More
Also known as withdrawal, the pull out method is one of the most basic forms of birth control on the planet. To use this method, the penis must be withdrawn from the vagina before ejaculation occurs. This prevents semen from entering the vagina, allowing you to avoid pregnancy without relying on another form of birth control. Contrary to popular belief, some research suggests that pre-cum can contain sperm. In fact, 22 percent of people using the pull out method become pregnant.
I always thought the pull-out method of birth control was something only teenagers did in bad made-for-TV movies. Until I was a teenager and did it. Then I thought it was even more insane. I was a wreck for weeks and took three pregnancy tests a day until I was confident the only thing in my stomach was kale and cake. I ran to the nearest clinic for an IUD and stocked up on enough condoms to fill my entire Honda Accord.
BCBenefits makes it easier than ever to get birth control for free. The withdrawal method, a. Out of couples who were withdrawal rock stars—meaning they pulled out correctly every time they had sex—about four of them would get pregnant in a year. First off, we have very limited scientific information about pre-cum so there can be confusion about it even among experts. Three small studies from years ago found no sperm in pre-cum, but there were only 43 guys in all of these studies combined.