Why it's doneBy Mayo Clinic staff
The withdrawal method of contraception to prevent pregnancy has several benefits:
- It's free and readily available
- Has no side effects
- Doesn't require a fitting or prescription
Some couples choose to use the withdrawal method because they don't want to use other contraceptive methods.
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