U.S. researchers surveyed 2,220 women ages 15 to 24 and found that 31% of them used the withdrawal method at least once. Of these women, approximately 21% reported unintended pregnancies compared with 13% of women who used other forms of birth control. The study, published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, also showed that users of the withdrawal method had a 7.5% higher rate of emergency contraception use.

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