Modern Birth Control The current model of birth control is based off the faulty assumption that women can get pregnant at any given time. This is why I am huge believer in fertility awareness and body literacy. Withdrawal works best when you use another birth control method with it, like a condom. However, most other birth control methods do not provide much protection against STDs, so condoms should also be used. Also as Lexi said, there are a lot of possible side effects. Choosing not to use birth control is a very personal choice. What is pulling out withdrawal? The copper IUD is also very expensive, and not all insurances cover it. Well, lo and behold, my uterus expelled the IUD after 6 months! I have found amazing freedom and peace by knowing what my body is doing and reading the signs my body is giving me. In the meantime, barrier methods can be used. It does not record the time you take it. Also, unlike the LadyComp, you can write down extenuating factors, like caffeine consumption, exercise, lack of sleep or interrupted sleep—all things that can affect your temperature. It is effective for up to ten years, is a non-hormonal form of birth control, and allows you to have sex without using a barrier at any point in your cycle. Emergency contraception can prevent pregnancy for up to 5 days after unprotected sex. Anyway, after my body rejected the IUD twice , I had no choice but to inform myself. I have personally used the pill, condoms, the LadyComp, the copper IUD, and fertility awareness for birth control.