Withdrawal / Pull Out Method

What is it? When the penis is taken out of the vagina before ejaculation.

Effectiveness: approximately 78% effective in typical use.

Price: No immediate cost

Other information: Sometimes sperm can come out before ejaculation or withdrawal doesn’t happen soon enough. Withdrawal has a relatively high failure rate compared with other birth control methods but can be combined with another method for strong protections.

Questions? Contact the Sex Sense Line at 604-731-7308 (1-800-739-7367) or www.sexsense.org

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Everywoman’s sits on the traditional, ancestral, and un-ceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples– xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam),  Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish).