What the packet says

What is it?

How it 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.

How does this compare?


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

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Clinical effectiveness

76% if used perfectly

What does this mean?

Contains hormones

  • Yes
  • No
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What you said

These stats are based on 7 reviews

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Used this method of contraception prior to using the Natural Cycles app to plan a pregnancy. It was highly effective and chosen…

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Although it is frowned upon, it allows for an enjoyable experience in and out of the vagina. If you are sensible and your partn…

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I have been with my partner for over 8 years, my partner doesn’t produce any precum so we use the pull out method and hav…

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I have 3 planned children and have used the pull out method since the birth of my first child 16 years ago. I get pregnant very…

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Although this method is more risky, I feel more at ease as i’m In a long term relationship. There have been no slip ups or pr…

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Convenience in the moment, no negative side effects as of yet, although the fear grips me deeply coupled with an element of ris…

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I was on the pill for about 10 years. I have polysistic ovarian syndrome, so I’ve always been worried about regular periods a…

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