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Why is the withdrawal method not recommended to prevent pregnancy?
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: See below
The penis secretes fluid that has small amounts of sperm in it from the moment it becomes erect.
..Not just with ejaculation.

In brief: See below
The penis secretes fluid that has small amounts of sperm in it from the moment it becomes erect.
..Not just with ejaculation.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Yes. About 4 million sperm are released before ejaculation occurs and it only takes one to get pregnant.
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: High failure rate
Of 100 typical couples relying on withdrawal to prevent pregnancy, after 1 year, 22 will have gotten pregnant.
With perfect use, the failure rate is closer to 4/100. Withdrawal is also difficult to practice consistently and perfectly.

In brief: High failure rate
Of 100 typical couples relying on withdrawal to prevent pregnancy, after 1 year, 22 will have gotten pregnant.
With perfect use, the failure rate is closer to 4/100. Withdrawal is also difficult to practice consistently and perfectly.
Dr. Paula Hillard
Dr. Paula Hillard
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