Are you playing the “pull-out game” and thinking it’s a reliable form of birth control? Well, let me tell you, my friend, you’re playing a dangerous game! The withdrawal method, as it’s technically called, may seem like a good idea in theory, but the reality is it’s not a very effective form of birth control.
With a failure rate of up to 22%, playing the pull-out game is like gambling with your reproductive health and the odds are not always in your favour. Let’s not forget, the withdrawal method does nothing to protect against sexually transmitted infections. So, not only are you risking an unwanted pregnancy, but you’re also increasing your risk of contracting an STI.
On the other hand, contraceptives are like a personal force field for your reproductive health. From the pill with a less than (<) 10% failure rate to the IUD with a less than (<) 1% failure rate, they offer a range of options that pack a powerful punch against unwanted pregnancy. Also, contraceptives like condoms, offer protection against STIs.
So, the next time you’re thinking about playing that game, think again. Don’t leave your reproductive health to chance, take control and empower yourself with the right tools. It is also important to have a conversation with your healthcare provider to determine the best contraceptive option for you. Trust me, your future self will thank you!