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technique in which a man withdraws his penis from a woman prior to ejaculation during intercourse, with the semen being ejaculated away from the vagina. It has been widely used for at least two millennia as a method of contraception, and is still in use today. How it is being done? All Natural The withdrawal method works by a man pulling out his penis from a woman's vagina just before he ejaculates during sex. This type of contraceptive is completely natural, has no extra costs involved, does not require the use of any chemicals and can be used when there is no other form of birth control available. The Downside Effect Using the withdrawal method involves a lot of discipline on the man's part. A man must be familiar enough with his body to know when he is about to ejaculate in order to pull out and ejaculate somewhere away from the vagina and vulva. A couple must also have a great deal of trust between each other to use this method effectively. Is it a Success? The withdrawal method of birth control has an average failure rate of 19%. Although it can be used effectively, it is not uncommon for an unplanned pregnancy to occur when a couple uses this type of contraception. Moreover, it is important to note that men have what is known as "pre-ejaculatory fluid" which seeps out from the penis when a man has an erection. While this is mainly made up of lubricating fluid, it is possible for a few sperm to be present in this fluid along with certain sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV. Even if a man pulls out during sex, there is still a possibility that pregnancy may occur. Unfortunately, withdrawal is the least likely to work for teens yet this is the age group that this type of birth control is most popular with. In general, the withdrawal method is not suitable for:
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Men who ejaculate prematurely Men who are not experienced enough to know when to pull out Couples that do not have a high level of trust, self-control and experience Teens
This form of birth control also offers no protection against sexually transmitted diseases. To completely eliminate your risk of STDs and pregnancy, consider abstaining from sex. What are the Advantages? The advantage of coitus interruptus is that it can be used by people who have objections to or do not have access to other forms of contraception. Some men prefer it so they can avoid possible adverse effects of hormonal contraceptives on their partners. Some women also prefer this method over hormonal contraception to avoid adverse effects such as depression, mood swings, vaginal dryness, decreased libido, weight gain, and headaches, among others. It has no direct monetary cost, requires no artificial devices, has no physical side effects, can be practiced without a prescription or medical consultation, and provides no barriers to stimulation. Some men enjoy this practice because it allows them to ejaculate onto their partners, which gives some men greater sexual satisfaction. What are the disadvantages? Compared to the other common reversible methods of contraception such as IUDs, hormonal contraceptives and male condoms, coitus interruptus is less effective at preventing pregnancy. As a result, it is also less cost-effective than many more effective methods: although the method itself has little direct cost, users have a greater chance of incurring the risks and expenses of either abortion or pregnancy and child-birth. Only models that assume all couples practice perfect use of the method find cost savings associated with the choice of withdrawal as a birth control method. The method is largely ineffective in the prevention of STDs, like HIV, since preejaculate may carry viral particles or bacteria which may infect the partner if this fluid comes in contact with mucous membranes. However, a reduction in the volume of bodily fluids exchanged during intercourse may reduce the likelihood of disease transmission compared to using no method due to the smaller number of pathogens present. The method may be difficult for some couples to use. The interruption of intercourse may leave some couples sexually frustrated or dissatisfied.