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Frequently Asked Questions About Sexual Health

12. Can a woman get pregnant using the withdrawal method of birth control?

Pulling out before the man ejaculates, known as the withdrawal method, is not a foolproof method for birth control. Some ejaculate (fluid that contains sperm) may be released before the man actually climaxes. In addition, some men may not have the willpower or be able to withdraw in time.


 

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Reviewed by Mikio A. Nihira, MD on August 16, 2012

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