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A 18-year-old male asked:

how risky is the withdrawal method compared to improper condom use?

5 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Both risky: Any activity that allows the possibility of sperm to enter your vagina puts you at risk of pregnancy, and both these scenarios do so. Use condoms properly and do not practice the withdraw method.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
No such science: 30% of coulees who use the withdrawal method become pregnant. I do not know of any science about misusing condoms.
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Both: Both are risky endeavors.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Withdrawal: The withdrawal method is quite unreliable as small amounts of sperm can be secreted during intercourse. Improper condom use is no better as a birth control method but may give some protection against sexually transmitted disease as opposed to withdrawing.
Dr. Malina Milan
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Both : Are terrible ways to prevent pregnancy. Be smart and use birth control the right way. Take care!

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