Withdrawal Method

Withdrawal method or coitus interruptus is a type of birth control method, where the penis is withdrawn from the vagina right before ejaculation. It is not an effective way to prevent pregnancy, as sperm can enter the vagina if the timing of withdrawal is not proper or if there is sperm in the pre-ejaculate fluid.

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What can I do to prevent pregnancy after sex on day 15 of the cycle?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 161 cm and 78 kg and taking Crestor. I had intercourse on the night of my 15th day of the cycle using the withdrawal method, and the next day early morning (day 16 of the cycle), I felt the ovulation pain. I took four pills of Zahra (same contains as Yasmin) 12 hours after interco...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You had followed the withdrawal method. Secondly, you had taken emergency pills within 12 hours. You had taken maximum precautions, which we can do. Further, do take precautions of having safe intercourse during this cycle also. You had felt ovulation pain, but it is no...  Read Full »

Are symptoms of pregnancy and premenstrual cycle relatively the same?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I had unprotected sex. The first time, we both were drunk, but I know I did not ejaculate. Also, we did not use any form of contraception. She was ovulating during the second time and I used the withdrawal method. What are the chances that she can get pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, ovulation is the period wherein egg is released from the ovary and that needs a single sperm to head towards a pregnancy. There is about 30% chance of getting pregnant following unprotected sex during ovulation. How can you be so sure about her ovulation? Di...  Read Full »

How to avoid pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex and took I-pill the next morning within 10 hours. After three days, I bled and it lasted for three days. Also, I had my periods the next month, which lasted for seven days. I am a bit worried whether there is still any chance to get pregnant. Please let me know. Than...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your chance of getting pregnant after two consecutive menstrual cycles is negligible and impossible. To the best of my professional knowledge, I can assure that you shall not be pregnant. A token of advice to you is if you have regular 25 to 32 day cycle, then you may ...  Read Full »

What is the success rate of condoms?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 21 years old. I am getting a little bit anxious about getting pregnant. I have a partner and we had sex three times, yesterday and the first two times he used condoms but we got run out and we use a pull out method. It is like two days before I got my period and my tracker says th...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. What you are saying is correct that chances of pregnancy are relatively less when the period is about to start, like two days in your case. And the condom is pretty reliable (98%). Pull out method is one of t...  Read Full »

My wife missed her periods even though I did not ejaculate during sex. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex with my wife and I am very sure that I did not ejaculate. But, there were some white watery drops outside her vagina. Now, she did not get her periods this month. We had sex on the 8th and her periods normally start from 15th to 20th of every month. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Sweta Singh

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history, you seem to be ejaculated inside her. Therefore, it is possible that your wife maybe pregnant. The only way to know for sure is to get a blood test done. It is the serum beta hCG test (human chorionic gonadotropin). This will tell us whether her perio...  Read Full »

How effective are the withdrawal method and I-pill?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex and took I-pill within 8 hrs. I am regular with 28 to 30 day cycle. I do not know about my fertility. What are the chances for my pregnancy? We used only withdrawal method.  Read Full »


Dr. Garima Sawhney

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You said that you had unprotected intercourse and within eight hours you took I-pill. So, the chances of you getting pregnant are very less, as I-pill prevents 50% to 80% chance of getting pregnant. But, simultaneously I-pill does have certain side effects like delayed pe...  Read Full »

After missing periods, when should you check for pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My LMP was on 27th of last month. Then, I had sex for the first time with my fiance, but it was coitus interruptus. Now, this month I did not get my periods yet and I have some symptoms also. My cycle is always regular. Do I need to check for pregnancy? When is the right time to check?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As your last menses was 27th of last month, now you are 3 days late for your menses here. But, as you had sex for the first time, there is all likelihood, that hormonal changes and readjustment of progesterone levels do take place and menses may get delayed. Considerin...  Read Full »

Can you take I-pill if you have ovarian cyst and irregular periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend. But I have not ejaculated in her. Is there any chance for pregnancy? Some yellow substance was there on the tip of my penis. What is that?  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The process you have adopted while performing sex is termed as withdrawal method. Though this is a commonly practiced method, there exists reason for failure. The cause is some of your sperms could be present in your precum that is some amount of clear secretion from...  Read Full »

My period is late. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 33 years. I had emergency contraceptive pill last month and got my periods 39 days back for four days duration. But, this month still did not get my periods as expected. We had sex, but there was no ejaculation or precum discharge. So, we decided not to take any pill. Now, I have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have taken an emergency pill three months back and there was period last month. You had sexual exposures in the end of last month. Now, probability is, it could be due to the effect of the emergency pill. Being itself a hormone in high dosage, it could bring a havoc c...  Read Full »

How long does it take to get periods after withdrawal bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor,I had my last period on the 30th of last month. I have a 25-day cycle with 5 days of bleeding. I had sex on the 6th of this month. Although we used withdrawal method, I took an ipill within six hours, just as a precaution. I started a light bleed on the 12th of this month until the 20t...  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you have taken the emergency contraceptive pill within 72 hours of intercourse, there is no chance of pregnancy. The delay could be due to hormonal changes caused by the pill. And, the spotting which you had was withdrawal bleeding. However, if you are in doubt, ...  Read Full »

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