Contraception Reviews

Birth control shot vs Withdrawal or pull out method

Birth control shot

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Withdrawal or pull out method

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Overview

Rated 2.8

9 reviews

Every 2-3 months

Frequency

94% - 99+%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

Short term

Effect on fertility

Rated 4.0

1 reviews

During or before sex

Frequency

80% - 96%

Effectiveness

None

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Birth control shot ingredients

Main hormones in Birth control shot

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

Endometriosis

Heavy periods

Period pain

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

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Birth control shot reviews

9 reviews

Used for 6 - 12 mo
27 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I am experiencing hormonal changes, gained weight and high blood pressure but was advised to test in the hospital and l find out which birth control method is suitable for my body.

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Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 3 - 5 yr
Lowdown user
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

The shot has worked wonders as far as no longer getting the monthly, but I do feel as my cramps have progressed


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 6 - 12 mo
20 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  26th Jan 24

  •  Still using

It’s great after your body is used to it. Feels invasive when you first get it because of the mood swings, weight gain, loss of sex drive (this is almost permanent for me) and cramps. But……. Worth it i guess #nomoreperiods


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 6 - 12 mo
27 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

I am experiencing hormonal changes, gained weight and high blood pressure but was advised to test in the hospital and l find out which birth control method is suitable for my body.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 3 - 5 yr
Lowdown user
🇺🇸 US
  •  1 month ago

  •  Still using

The shot has worked wonders as far as no longer getting the monthly, but I do feel as my cramps have progressed


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 6 - 12 mo
20 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  26th Jan 24

  •  Still using

It’s great after your body is used to it. Feels invasive when you first get it because of the mood swings, weight gain, loss of sex drive (this is almost permanent for me) and cramps. But……. Worth it i guess #nomoreperiods


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments


Withdrawal or pull out method reviews

1 reviews

Used for 5 - 8 yr
41 years old
🇺🇸 US
  •  6 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
  •  6 days ago

  •  Still using

No side effects


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

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