The “Pull Out Method” Is Fairly Effective, But Not Foolproof.
My first reaction is simply to laugh. However, a little Google search informed me that pulling out (AKA: the withdrawal method) is no longer holding the bad rap it used to. Okay, so, I'm still laughing even if there was a study published in Contraception magazine.
I'm on board with Dr. Melissa Gilliam who reportedly told the New York Times:
In terms of a reliable method used over and over again, the risk of failure is quite high.The biggest concern among medical professionals and especially teachers (and I'm sure parents, too) is that this sort of information and data doesn't translate the message we want to send our youth, especially teenagers. Even if only 4% (4 out of every 100) of couples who do it right every single time will get pregnant, which puts pulling out close the the effectiveness of a condom, it does not protect against STDs and requires great self control and experience.
So, I'm still pegging this birth control method as risky and relatively irresponsible, especially for casual sex.
Do you think this method of birth control is viable? How do you feel about these facts?
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