Contraception Reviews

Mini pill vs Withdrawal or pull out method

Mini pill

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Withdrawal or pull out method

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Overview

Rated 3.1

8 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Rated 4.0

1 reviews

During or before sex

Frequency

80% - 96%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Mini pill ingredients

Main hormones in Mini pill

progestin

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.

What Lowdown reviewers say

Benefits: What this birth control can help with

Period pain

Heavy menstrual bleeding

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

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Mini pill reviews

8 reviews

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

  •  Stopped using

Worked out great until I started losing my hair. Had more ovary pain too.

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Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 6 - 12 mo
29 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  16th Jan 24

  •  Still using

Some irregular bleeding and headaches in the first few weeks but overall a good experience. This is the first birthcontrol pill that did not give me mood swings and depressive feelings.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 3 - 6 mo
25 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2nd Nov 23

  •  Still using

Chosen due to migraine with aura risk, had hair loss but could be unrelated. I did not bleed for first 3 months, now I do not bleed on the placebo week, but in the third week of a new pack


Top side effects not reported

1 helpful

0 comments

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

  •  Stopped using

Worked out great until I started losing my hair. Had more ovary pain too.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 6 - 12 mo
29 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  16th Jan 24

  •  Still using

Some irregular bleeding and headaches in the first few weeks but overall a good experience. This is the first birthcontrol pill that did not give me mood swings and depressive feelings.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 3 - 6 mo
25 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2nd Nov 23

  •  Still using

Chosen due to migraine with aura risk, had hair loss but could be unrelated. I did not bleed for first 3 months, now I do not bleed on the placebo week, but in the third week of a new pack


Top side effects not reported

1 helpful

0 comments


Withdrawal or pull out method reviews

1 reviews

Used for 5 - 8 yr
41 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  4 days ago

  •  Still using

No side effects


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 5 - 8 yr
41 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  4 days ago

  •  Still using

No side effects


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

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