Contraception Reviews

Birth control patch vs Withdrawal or pull out method

Birth control patch

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Withdrawal or pull out method

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Overview

Rated 2.8

5 reviews

Weekly

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

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 patch ingredients

Main hormones in Birth control patch

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

Acne or bad skin

Heavy periods

PMS and PMDD

PCOS symptoms

Period pain

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

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Birth control patch reviews

5 reviews

Used for 8+ yr
26 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  4 days ago

  •  Still using

I have had this birth control for 10 years (3 implants). It makes your period lighter and more regular, or takes it away completely; I had a birth control pill ( i'm not sure if the name) prescribed beforehand and i could not stand that one.

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Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
17 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

It’s fine.. maybe. if you’re susceptible to anxiety at all then i don’t recommend. Random crying fits. Had to admit myself to the ER because of my second sudden panic attack since starting. I’ve never dealt with that before. I have only been on the patch for 3 weeks, perhaps the side effects would have subsided if i waited it out but im not willing to risk it.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 3 - 6 mo
22 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

The only problem I had using the birth parches was that it gave me an allergy and would turn my skin red and dry. I had to stop using it and switched to the birth control implant which is a way better method.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 8+ yr
26 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  4 days ago

  •  Still using

I have had this birth control for 10 years (3 implants). It makes your period lighter and more regular, or takes it away completely; I had a birth control pill ( i'm not sure if the name) prescribed beforehand and i could not stand that one.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
17 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  2 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

It’s fine.. maybe. if you’re susceptible to anxiety at all then i don’t recommend. Random crying fits. Had to admit myself to the ER because of my second sudden panic attack since starting. I’ve never dealt with that before. I have only been on the patch for 3 weeks, perhaps the side effects would have subsided if i waited it out but im not willing to risk it.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 3 - 6 mo
22 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

The only problem I had using the birth parches was that it gave me an allergy and would turn my skin red and dry. I had to stop using it and switched to the birth control implant which is a way better method.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

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

0 helpful

0 comments

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

0 helpful

0 comments

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