07.03.2014

What are the chances of getting pregnant even if the guy pulls out

An article published last week on New York Magazine‘s The Cut is making waves among feminists and sex educators alike, as it describes a new generation of women unapologetically using withdrawal as their primary method of contraception. These women seem to have done exactly what I hope every student of sexuality education would be able to do: apply what they have learned about efficacy rates and side effects to their own relationships and lifestyles and come away with the birth control method they think is best for them.
Contraceptive efficacy can be confusing because of the way researchers calculate and explain it. The take-away message from recent research on withdrawal is that it is almost as effective as condoms in preventing pregnancy. Still, while the typical use rates for withdrawal and condoms may be similar, it’s easy to improve your odds when using condoms—just use one every time, and use it right. It’s unclear, however, what can be done to get closer to the perfect use rate for withdrawal.
Which brings us to the issue of control and trust, which goes hand-in-hand with choosing withdrawal.
Jones also pointed out that men have been trusting women who say they are on the pill for years, without ever seeing them pop one. It turns out, however, that part of what makes some men better at withdrawal than others may be purely biological and not within either partner’s control. The best evidence currently available is from a 2010 study published in the journal Human Fertility. The sources in Friedman’s article are older, educated women who most likely have access to whatever method of contraception they choose, and they choose withdrawal. Elizabeth Schroeder, the executive director of ANSWER, a national organization that provides sexuality information to youth and trains teachers, said much the same thing about giving honest information.
It is true that withdrawal provides no real protection against STDs, as bacteria and viruses can be present in pre-cum, and some STDs, like HPV, are transmitted through skin-to-skin contact.
Essentially there was unanimous agreement among the researchers and sexuality educators I spoke with that we need to acknowledge and further examine the role that withdrawal plays in preventing pregnancy, give people honest information, and let them make their own decisions. I can’t say that I would ever be comfortable with relying on only the pullout method, though.
Tell them how expensive babies are, 250,000 to 450,000 is how much you will spend until the child reaches 18, depending on the state you live in. If these couples are estimating the date of ovulation with period tracker apps, and using condoms as a backup on the most fertile days then this is not about the efficacy of The Pullout Method.
If used perfectly, two out of 100 couples who use condoms will get pregnant in the first year, compared to four who use withdrawal.
Most condom errors are simple user errors, like not putting it on until after intercourse has started, taking it off before ejaculation, or not using it at all. Part of the issue may be physiological and depend on a man knowing his body, sensations, and what it feels like when he’s about to ejaculate so that he can learn when he needs to pull out.
Most men leak a little fluid before they ejaculate called pre-ejaculate, or pre-cum to the more blunt.
She also stressed the importance of including sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the discussion, which Friedman’s article largely glossed over. Condoms remain the only birth control method, other than abstinence, that can prevent STDs. Let’s be honest, not everyone is super diligent about birth control methods and exploring the effectiveness rates of each option and using it perfectly every time. These women are tired of the pill and other hormonal methods, skeptical of intrauterine devices (IUDs), and dislike condoms. For couples using these methods sporadically or incorrectly, the numbers are, unsurprisingly, worse—about 17 couples who use condoms will get pregnant in a given year, as will 18 couples using withdrawal. Jenny Higgins, a researcher at University of Wisconsin, Madison who worked with Jones on the 2009 article, said some men might have better efficacy rates when they use withdrawal because they have the timing down pat. In consensual relationships, women even have some control over condoms, even though they don’t wear them. A lot of safe sex messages promote condom use, and that depends on male cooperation, so withdrawal falls in the same category.
The same two scenarios I describe above could happen in reverse: A woman could say she was on the pill to appease her partner but have no intention of actually taking it, or she could be committed to the pill but just miss a few pivotal days. In college, I learned that pre-cum absolutely contained sperm and that this was one of the reasons that withdrawal was a bad idea.


IUDs are now recommended as a first-line birth control method for young women (even teenagers) and those who have never had children. Friedman also interviewed a number of women in their 20s who have used withdrawal, though their decisions seemed to be more spur-of-the-moment and less well reasoned. They have the right to all of the information and when empowered with that information are more able to take agency over their sexual health.
I was taking the pill but so afraid of slipping up and getting pregnant that he also pulled out, just to be extra safe. The study linked only asses each individual category, not the combination of rhythm, pullout, condoms, and EC.
If pullout only works for the 50% of the men who don’t have sperm in their pre-ejaculate, and there is no way of identifying which men those are, this is little better than wishful thinking. So they arm themselves with period tracker apps that let them know what days not to have pullout sex, condoms so they can have sex on those days, and packets of emergency contraception in case something goes wrong. The pill, for example, has a 0.3 percent failure rate, which means that fewer than one couple out of 100 who use the pill perfectly would get pregnant in the first year. Fix these things, and condoms can be as much as 98 percent effective in preventing pregnancy. She suspects that if researchers looked at the rates more closely, they might find that efficacy is related to age, with younger, less experienced men having more failure than older men with more practice. If the male partner has a hard time pulling out before he ejaculates, this obviously isn’t an appropriate method. Still, something about spending a sex act not quite knowing whether he’s going to pull out in time may make some women anxious.
It appears that this assertion was a bit of an educators’ myth—information that is repeated even though it was never substantiated.
The men in this study had urinated numerous times (cleaning the urethra) before the pre-cum was collected, and sperm was still found in their samples. That means we should teach youth about withdrawal as an option when they don’t have anything else with them.
While the risk is lower in a long-term committed relationship, if the couple truly is monogamous and committed, when we talk about teens and folks in their early 20s, they may be in shorter-term relationships or have one-night stands. Of course, people may forget to fill their prescription on time or miss a few nights one month. More importantly, they can see that they are in place before they put themselves at risk of pregnancy. The notion may have originated with William Masters and Virginia Johnson, who wrote about it in their famous 1966 book Human Sexual Response but could never produce the scientific basis for it.
The researchers concluded that some men simply leak sperm as part of pre-ejaculate, and some men don’t. In fact, the most recent National Survey of Family Growth found that about 60 percent of sexually active women have used withdrawal at some point in their lives. It would seem to me that if condoms are being used on the most fertile days then the primary method being relied on is not pullout but rhythm method, and the pulling out is more of a secondary (arguable a tertiary) measure not a primary one. Under these typical conditions, nine out of 100 couples using the pill would get pregnant in the first year. Nonetheless, it was passed on for decades, until the 1990s and early 2000s, when some researchers took on the subject with mixed results. True, each of these methods has some aspect or side effect that some women won’t like, but there are a slew of options that are more effective than withdrawal. Higgins explained that overall the research seems to show that couples use withdrawal in different ways—some couples use it because they have nothing else, and others use it in conjunction with another method, like a condom or the pill, to make extra sure they don’t get pregnant.
Women must trust that their partners are not just honest (meaning that if he says he is going to pull out he really intends to do so) but also capable (meaning that he knows how to retreat before the moment of no return).
For a while, the best information said there was no sperm in pre-cum, then new information said there might be. She suggested, “We at least need to acknowledge that people are using it and that it has averted many [pregnancies].
It also plays into the fantasies of those irresponsible men who only need another good argument as to how much they dislike using condoms. Many think that pulling out before ejaculation means there would not be any chances of getting pregnant, but in fact you are taking a big risk.


It is secreted to clear up the path for the sperm so that it travels its way out during the ejaculation. It is alkaline in its composition and it has the ability to neutralize the acidic qualities of the urine present there in the urethra.
If the male withdraws the precum before ejaculation, then it lowers the chances of pregnancy and that is one way of controlling birth even though it is not much reliable. Pregnancy is caused when the semen full of sperm released by the male gets inside the vagina. If the intercourse happens during ovulation, and the semen is released into the vagina, the sperms will penetrate the egg and fertilization may occur.
Unprotected intercourse can make a female pregnant even if the ovulation had happened days before.
Medical expert says that the chances of getting pregnant from precum are low because it does not contain much sperm. From these 100 million of sperms, only 10 million sperms get to pass the cervical mucus of a female.
In case of a precum, there are 3 million sperms per ml, and hence, there are less chances that precum alone will make the woman pregnant. But that does not mean the possibility is next to zero, there is a little amount of chance of fertilization. However, experts say that this fertilization does not happen with precum itself, the sperms present in the vagina from some previous ejaculation might make the female fertile. The possibilities can be decreased if the female urinates between the sexual activities as it can clear the sperm area. Precum and the withdrawal Many people think that with the withdrawal method, they can easily prevent pregnancy and they use this method instead of condoms or birth control pills. As per the withdrawal method, the man withdraws his orgasm before he ejaculates into the female.
If you think that you are protected because the ejaculation did not enter the vagina, and you are safe, you need to think again. Chances are the precum has entered if not the ejaculation.The withdrawal method might seem to be a counteractive act against pregnancy, but there are chances that the female might still get pregnant with the precum. There have been cases where men are not able to withdraw in the right time and if that happens and you are not wearing any protection, you might get into big trouble.If a man is unable to withdraw in time and the ejaculation happens in the vagina, the chances of pregnancy are quite high. Even if he is successful in withdrawing in time, if he did not urinate before sex, the chances of pregnancy are high.
The sperm might be in the cavity of the penis and it might reach the vagina with the precum.
On the other hand, if the man is successful in withdrawing way before the actual ejaculation and in between the interaction, he has urinated, then you should know that the chances of getting pregnant from precum might be low.
The possibilities lie between low and high, but there is no guarantee that the precum will not do anything. If you are not doing anything to ensure that you do not get pregnant, then you are at risk. It is preferable to use condoms so that you can be sure that even if pulling out on time does not work, you are still protected. It is not the right approach to rely on the withdrawal method even if your partner says he knows when to successfully withdraw. It is true that it does not contain much amount of sperms, but it can still make you pregnant if there are any remains quantity of sperm inside you or your partner. If the male condom is used correctly, there are 99 percent chances that you will protect yourself from the risk. Now that you know how can you get pregnant from precum, it is the time that you take measures to have safe intercourse. You do not want to take the risk of getting pregnant without any planning, so do what is in your control, so make the intercourse safe. Communicate your concern with your partner so that you both know what you are doing and what it will lead to.



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