Withdrawal

What the packet says

What is withdrawal?

How withdrawal works

Withdrawal is a method of contraception that works when you pull the penis out of the vagina before ejaculation. It prevents pregnancy by trying to avoid semen getting into the vagina.

Withdrawal side effects

  • Tender Breasts
  • Enlarged Breasts
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Thrush

Frequency

  • During intercourse
  • Daily
  • Monthly
  • 1 - 3 Months
  • 1 - 3 Years
  • 3 - 5 Years
  • Permanent
  • Similar to

    Clinical effectiveness

    76

    %

    Contains hormones

    No

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    Reviews

    4/5
    29/10/2020
    Withdrawal
    This method is a great option in a steady couple, when you have a clean bill of health (no STIs), and when you have good...
    3/5
    28/09/2020
    Withdrawal
    not foolproof
    5/5
    19/09/2020
    Withdrawal
    Best method ever
    3/5
    07/06/2020
    Withdrawal
    It’s not the best
    3/5
    28/04/2020
    Withdrawal
    The withdrawal method is great because it’s skin to skin, no hormones but there’s always a higher chance you might g...
    4/5
    08/10/2019
    Withdrawal
    Used this method of contraception prior to using the Natural Cycles app to plan a pregnancy. It was highly effective and...