The few benefits of using the withdrawal method of birth control are as follows:
- Pulling out is convenient and safe for both members of the couple.
- Withdrawal methods are always used when there are no contraceptive methods available.
- Withdrawal methods have no hormonal or medical side effects.
- The method requires no prescription.
- The method is free of charge.
Disadvantages Of Using Withdrawal Method As Birth Control
Despite the good benefits of using the withdrawal method, it has disadvantages too. These include:
- Risk of an unplanned pregnancy
- Risk of transmitting STIs.
- Using incorrect withdrawal methods among teens.
- Using this method is not guaranteed effective because it requires self-control, practice, and experience.
- Men should not use this method if they experience premature ejaculation.
How To Reduce The Risks?
If you like to avoid getting pregnant, use additional birth control methods: condoms, birth control pills (oral contraceptives), intrauterine device (IUD), spermicidal foams, Depo-Provera injections, or hormonal patches.
If you are concerned about STIs, using a condom is the best option because it has the highest level of protection for sexually active adults.
Also, consult your midwife or doctor for the best method for you.