Better known as “pulling out”, the withdrawal method is 94% effective if performed correctly every time. But this method isn’t the most reliable as it takes a lot of self-control and planning, and a mistake will dramatically increase your chances of falling pregnant. These challenges mean the Withdrawal Method is only 78% effective on average, this works out to 22 women out of 100 falling pregnant per year.
Did you know? Some men’s precum contains sperm, and this could affect the efficiency of the Withdrawal Method.
If you’re ready to go natural, we would suggest a combination of all the FAMs. Because natural methods aren’t as reliable as hormonal contraceptives, incorporating a few methods will increase your overall protection.
Surecheck Tip: It’s always good to have a condom handy, just in case!
Both hormonal and natural contraceptives have pros, cons and potential risks. Remember to consult your doctor, local women’s health clinic or gynaecologist to find the right contraceptive method for you.