Alternatives

Male contraceptive methods

Method
Failure rate %
1
Abstinence
0
2
Rhythm method
30-40
3
Withdrawl technique
15-20
4
Condom
5-35
5
Vasectomy
<0.2

 

Female contraceptive methods

Method
Failure Rate %
Side effects
1 Abstinence
0
None
2 Diaphragm/Barrier
10-30
Yes
3 Spermicides
10-30
No
4 IUD
1-5%
Yes
5 Oral Pill
1-3%
Yes
6 Hormone Injection
<0.5
Yes
7 Hormone Implant
<0.5
Yes
8 Tubal Ligation
<0.5
Possible