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Using the "pull out" method for a year with my girl for contraception, you guys say its v. Ineffective. Should we test our fertility?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Fertility

If you want a baby & the responsibilities that entails, continue your "pull-out" method; eventually, it will fail & you'll get pregnant.
If, however, you're not ready for pregnancy, use condom, birth control, iud, or other contraceptive method.

In brief: Fertility

If you want a baby & the responsibilities that entails, continue your "pull-out" method; eventually, it will fail & you'll get pregnant.
If, however, you're not ready for pregnancy, use condom, birth control, iud, or other contraceptive method.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Byron Hapner
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: It can be effective

Although many people joke about the withdrawl method being ineffective, according to findings in 2009 from the guttmacher institute, withdrawl is almost as effective as condoms.
With perfect use, 4% of women will become pregnant in a year; and with typical use, 18%. Not the best method, but not "very ineffective.".

In brief: It can be effective

Although many people joke about the withdrawl method being ineffective, according to findings in 2009 from the guttmacher institute, withdrawl is almost as effective as condoms.
With perfect use, 4% of women will become pregnant in a year; and with typical use, 18%. Not the best method, but not "very ineffective.".
Dr. Byron Hapner
Dr. Byron Hapner
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