According to Planned Parenthood
, the withdrawal method is comparable to condoms in terms of birth control. Obviously, it provides zero STD protection, but it is something. It worked fine for my partner and I for 5 years before I got my IUD, and it worked fine for a friend of mine for 8 years (she broke up with the guy after that, not sure what she's using in her current relatioinship). People tend not to mention they're using that as a birth control method because it's pretty harshly looked at, but statistically speaking, it IS better than nothing. Just figured I'd throw that out there in case SG
is using that and didn't want to say so.