According to Prevention, the withdrawal method of birth control has a effectiveness rate of 96 to 97 percent. For it to be that effective, the method must be performed correctly.Continue Reading
The withdrawal method is commonly used when there are no condoms or the woman is not on hormonal birth control. In this method, a man withdraws his penis from the vagina before ejaculation occurs.
For withdrawal to have the highest possible success rate, a woman must be aware of her menstrual cycle and know when she is at her most fertile. On those days she should use a backup method such as contraceptive foam or a sponge.
The man must have a thorough awareness of his body so that he does not ejaculate inside the woman. Even a small amount of ejaculate can greatly increase the risk of pregnancy.Learn more about Pregnancy