What Is It Known As
- can be known as "Coltus interrupts"
- oldest form of birth control
- 35 million people rely on withdrawal
- when the penis is pulled out the vagina before ejaculation
How Does It Work
- prevents pregnancy by keeping sperm out of the vagina
How Well Does It Work
- 73 -96%
- If always use correctly 4 out of 100 will become pregnant each year.
- If not always used correctly 27 out of 100 will become pregnant each year.
- Men must be able to know when they are reaching their peak in sexual excitement when ejaculation can no longer be stopped or postponed.
- Even if pulled out in time, pregnancy can still occur.
- Pregnancy is also possible if semen or pre-ejaculation is spilled on the vulva.
- does not protect from any STD's
- any one can use it safely/ no side effects
- prevent pregnancy when other methods aren't available
- no prescription
- is free
- can make other birth control more effective
- doesn't alter the menstrual cycle
- doesn't affect future fertility
- using it incorrectly
- requires self-control, experience, and trust
- not for men who ejaculate prematurely
- not for men who don't know when to pull out
- not recommend to teens and sexually inexperienced
- less effective than other methods of birth control
- less effective if under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- nervousness and sexual interruption may lessen pleasure
- when no birth control is practiced, 85% of heterosexually active partners are likely to become pregnant in a year
- effectiveness of withdrawal depends on communication between partners before and during sex