Contraception Reviews

Birth control implant vs Withdrawal or pull out method

Birth control implant

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Overview

Rated 3.2

32 reviews

Every 3 years

Frequency

Over 99%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Rated 3.0

2 reviews

During or before sex

Frequency

80% - 96%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Birth control implant ingredients

Main hormones in Birth control implant

Withdrawal or pull out method ingredients

The withdrawal method (also known as the pull out method) relies on the penis being all the way out of the vagina before ejaculation and ejaculation occurring away from the vagina or vulva.

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Benefits: What this birth control can help with

Period pain

There are no benefits that are recognised in scientific research or guidelines for this birth control

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Birth control implant reviews

32 reviews

Used for 12 - 18 mo
22 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

This is a good birth control compared to the other options. I previously tried the patches and it gave me an allergic reaction. Anyways, It was uncomfortable when they first insert the implant into your arm but then you get used to it. I will say that it is different for everyone but for me it has given me more acne spots, regulatted my periods, and given me more facial hair. Those being the only cons.

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Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 6 - 12 mo
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

This birth control severely impacted my mental and physical health. This includes anxiety, depression, pelvic pain, irregular periods, heavy periods, spotting, headaches, laziness, grogginess, etc. Please do your research! Speak with a doctor you trust or multiple! Lastly, please consider if birth control is worth the side effects.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
30 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  19th Mar 24

  •  Still using

I liked the first two years and now I have weird symptoms, on the flip side it could be a couple of other things


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 12 - 18 mo
22 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

This is a good birth control compared to the other options. I previously tried the patches and it gave me an allergic reaction. Anyways, It was uncomfortable when they first insert the implant into your arm but then you get used to it. I will say that it is different for everyone but for me it has given me more acne spots, regulatted my periods, and given me more facial hair. Those being the only cons.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 6 - 12 mo
19 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

This birth control severely impacted my mental and physical health. This includes anxiety, depression, pelvic pain, irregular periods, heavy periods, spotting, headaches, laziness, grogginess, etc. Please do your research! Speak with a doctor you trust or multiple! Lastly, please consider if birth control is worth the side effects.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
30 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  19th Mar 24

  •  Still using

I liked the first two years and now I have weird symptoms, on the flip side it could be a couple of other things


Top side effects not reported

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0 comments


Withdrawal or pull out method reviews

2 reviews

Used for 1 - 3 mo
24 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

  •  Stopped using

It worked but I was terrified I was pregnant until I got my period. I had no sex drive because of this and was incredibly stressed. It worsened my mood as well.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 5 - 8 yr
41 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  26th Feb 24

  •  Still using

No side effects


Top side effects not reported

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
24 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

  •  Stopped using

It worked but I was terrified I was pregnant until I got my period. I had no sex drive because of this and was incredibly stressed. It worsened my mood as well.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 5 - 8 yr
41 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  26th Feb 24

  •  Still using

No side effects


Top side effects not reported

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0 comments

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