According to Silvana Ribaudo, M.D. the pull-out method, even when done “correctly”, can’t be solely relied on. You can still have an unplanned pregnancy or contract an STD. The pre-ejaculate fluid that he will secrete before an orgasm contains sperm. It’s quite understandable that this method is convenient and allows for more unplanned and spontaneous sexual acts, but is it worth the risk? Dr. Ribaudo says, “Making sure condoms are readily on-hand—the same way a woman on the Pill would keep her prescription filled—is one way to make sure you don’t end up in an unsafe situation.”
If you are anti-condoms, no worries! These aren’t the only form of effective birth control available. It’s best to consult with your doctor about which method would work best for you and your lifestyle. The safe way is the better way ladies, and of course, abstinence is always the 100% safe option! Find out which method is best for you with this tool that Planned Parenthood created. Here is a list of the many options out there:
- Birth control pill
- Contraceptive Foam
- Transdermal – Contraceptive Patch (the Patch)
- Female Condoms
- Intrauterine Device (IUD)
- Vaginal Contraceptive Film (VCF)
- Vaginal Contraceptive Ring
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