If I’m on birth control and use the pull out method. I can’t get pregnant, right? Which STDs could I still get?
First, you are correct. If you are on the birth control pill and using the pull out method, your chance of pregnancy is very low, as long as you are taking your birth control pills correctly.
To be clear, I’m not saying that the pull out method, which is removing the penis from the vagina before ejaculation, is adequate birth control. This method involves a lot of control on the guy’s part and frankly, many teen boys don’t know their bodies well enough to know when to withdraw without ejaculating. Out of 100 women who use the pull out method, 27 get pregnant within a year, per Planned Parenthood. That’s a mighty big percentage!
What I’m saying is that using the birth control pill effectively along with the withdrawal method, like you mentioned in your question, should keep you safe pregnancy-wise.
Ok, on to the second part of your question–STD protection. Neither birth control pills nor the withdrawal method protect you against STDs at all. So you are still at risk for contacting any and all STDs, which include chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, HPV, genital warts, HIV and syphilis. This list goes on and on and isn’t pretty. STDs are no joke and you want to avoid them. So please, be safe and wear a condom.