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Withdrawal Before Ejaculation As Effective As Using Condoms: Study

by VR Sreeraman on  May 31, 2009 at 10:32 AM Sexual Health News   - G J E 4
 Withdrawal Before Ejaculation As Effective As Using Condoms: Study
A new study has indicated that the old "pullout method", pulling out just before ejaculation, works nearly as well as condoms in preventing pregnancies.
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The study, titled "Better than nothing or savvy risk reduction practice? The importance of withdrawal," appears in the June edition of the journal Contraception, reports CBS News. he authors find:

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"If the male partner withdraws before ejaculation every time a couple has vaginal intercourse, about 4 percent of couples will become pregnant over the course of a year. However, more realistic estimates of typical use indicate that about 18 percent of couples will become pregnant in a year using withdrawal.

"These rates are only slightly less effective than male condoms, which have perfect- and typical-use failure rates of 2 percent and 17 percent, respectively."

Source: ANI
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