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Doesn’t cost anything or require a visit to a healthcare provider

The withdrawal method is also known as the “pull out method” where the penis is removed before ejaculation. Withdrawal relies on body awareness and the ability to predict ejaculation to pull out beforehand and has to be done correctly every single time for it to work.

  • Inexpensive
  • No prescription needed
  • No hormones
  • No side effects
  • Can use with other birth control methods
  • Doesn’t protect against STIs – including HIV
  • Difficult to perform perfectly every time
  • Becoming pregnant before you are ready to have a baby

How to Use

The withdrawal method is relies on being able to pull out before ejaculation and making sure semen is kept away from the vulva. Other than that, there is not much to it.


f withdrawal is your only form of pregnancy protection it has to happen every single time you have sex. It takes discipline, cooperation, ability, and knowing your body.


The withdrawal method is pretty effective. But you may not have any control if your partner is responsible of pulling out. It completely depends on your partner pulling out every single time. With perfect use, it is 96% effective, but typical use is 78% effective.

Side Effects

Since there are no hormones or devices, there are no side effects, other than the possibility of becoming pregnant.


You can become pregnant at any time!

How to Get

There is nothing to get, other than cooperation and ability.


The withdrawal method cost nothing at all.