If your body does not react well to hormonal methods and you are not interested in using a copper IUD, there are other non-hormonal options available. Talk to your healthcare provider or visit www.sexandu.ca for more information.
Withdrawal (“Pull Out”)
Withdrawal, also known as the pull out method, requires removing the penis from the vagina before ejaculation.
The fluid (pre-cum) released prior to ejaculation contains thousands of sperm. Pre-cum can fertilize the egg, resulting in pregnancy and can also transmit an STI.
The withdrawal method requires a lot of self-control and is not very effective at preventing pregnancy. It is estimated that at least 22 out of 100 couples who use the withdrawal method as contraception will become pregnant within a year.