RisksBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Using the withdrawal method to prevent pregnancy doesn't pose any direct risks, but it doesn't offer protection from sexually transmitted infections. Some couples also feel that the withdrawal method disrupts sexual pleasure.
As many as 28 out of 100 women who practice the withdrawal method for one year will get pregnant.
March 05, 2015
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