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Is it possible for a girl to get pregnant without penetration?

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Dr. Phillip Gear
Pediatrics 41 years experience
No: In order to get pregnant sperm must enter the cervix inside the vagina and meet an egg or ovum between there and the ovary.
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Yes: If sperm are deposited in the general region, it is technically possible for one of them to make it to the cervix and enter the uterus. Also, sperm can start leaking out before the full ejaculation, so "pulling out before you come" doesn't work either. While it is not as likely that impregnation will happen without penetration, i wouldn't count on it as my contraception.

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Its possible to get pregnant without a penetration?

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Can a girl get pregnant in the shower?Without penetration ?

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Can girl get pregnant on periodwithout penetration?

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Would it be possible that a girl get pregnant if she doesn't have her periods yet?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Maybe: Your periods will represent the maturity of the brain, ovary, uterus circuit & will most often start before a girl actually begins to ovulate.However, there are recorded cases where a sexually active girl became pregnant before she ever had a period. This can occur if the girl ovulates with what would be her first period if she did not become pregnant.
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