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Withdrawal method

No. However, it is far better to bathe and make sure that anything with ejaculate on it does not get near the vagina within one to six hours.

It depends. Even the most fool-proof methods of contraception do have a miniscule failure rate and as the withdrawal method is only 78% successful, it would be best to avoid having sexual relations during this time.

Withdrawal is less effective than most other contraceptive methods. As commonly used, it is only 78 percent effective, meaning that 22 of every 100 women whose partners use withdrawal will become pregnant over a year.

Yes. Sperm can be viable for a short period of six hours outside the male body. Pregnancy can happen more easily if sperm left in the urethra from a previous ejaculation are expelled into the female with pre-ejaculate fluids.

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Reference: https://www.your-life.com/en/contraception-methods/other-methods/withdrawal-method/
Accessed on September 6, 2016

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