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No hormones

Our pharmacists’ bottom line

Withdrawal means pulling the penis out of the vagina before ejaculation. This is often easier said than done.

of people using this method got pregnant in a year
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  • No side effects.
  • Can be used when there's no other option.
  • Free!
  • Requires timing and trust.
  • Not recommended for those not experienced with sex.
  • Really easy to get it wrong.
  • Even seemingly perfect pull-out can still end up in pregnancy.
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  • Didn't work, got pregnant although there was no known ejaculation accident.
    Age: 30
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Pregnancy prevention