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A 38-year-old member asked:

could have the habit of breaking which is really the only contraceptive device i've ever used?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Pull Out method?: If yes, that is not very effective. See over view by Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/birth-control/basics/birth-control-basics/hlv-20049454

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When should you remove the contraceptive sponge?

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the most effective way to use the pulling-out method of contraception?

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Not effective: The pullout method is not effective. It's only slightly better than trying to concieve.

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