You’ve got to be kidding. Of the 90 women aged between 25 and 40 we polled, more than half said their form of birth control was the pull-out method – which has a mere 78 per cent success rate when it comes to preventing pregnancy. “It’s the most inexpensive and easiest way”, “I’m allergic to latex condoms and don’t like the pill”, “condoms feel strange for my guy, and uncomfortable for me”, and “I thought about getting a diaphragm, but it just seems like too much work” are among the reasons we’ve heard for taking that risk.
One woman even claimed that she tried the contraceptive jab but gained 7kg, which was “impossible to shed”. Still, all that’s no excuse to ditch your contraception, which is why we’ve outlined the most fuss-free options.
All other photos: Tan Wei Te
Art direction: Alice Chua
This story was first published in the July 2017 issue of Her World magazine.