Withdrawal method is very risky if you are actively trying to avoid pregnancy. In particular, because prior to male orgasm and ejaculation, there is a small amount of pre-ejaculate semen that is released, which contains sperm. Even this small amount of semen can still lead to pregnancy if you are ovulating.
It isn’t as easy as it sounds. The man needs a lot of control to time it right. It doesn’t work if they can’t feel when they are close to orgasm or if they’re so caught up in the moment that they don’t pull out in time.
Pulling out is safe, simple to do and convenient for both members of the couple.
When no other form of contraceptive method is available, the withdrawal method can always be used.
There are no reported medical or hormonal side effects to using the withdrawal method as a contraceptive.
The method doesn’t require a prescription.
It doesn’t involve any hormones or other chemicals.
It has no side effects or health risks.
Very cost-effective as it is free.
• 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.
Risk of unwanted pregnancy
Risk of being exposed to or transmitting STIs
High likelihood of using the withdrawal method incorrectly
Requires great self-control, practice, and experience
Not to be used by men who experience premature ejaculation