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A 27-year-old male asked:

can precum cause pregnancy ?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Possibly: There is no guarantee that precum won't contain sperm and therefore could result in conception.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
When studied: majority of samples of pre-ejaculate carried sperm (variable amounts). So - yes pre-ejaculate can cause pregnancy.

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A 24-year-old female asked:

Can precum without penetration cause pregnancy?

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Less likely but: There's always that small possibility. Take care! http://www.Newhealthguide.Org/can-you-get-pregnant-from-precum.Html.
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A 18-year-old male asked:

Can small amounts of precum cause pregnancy like smaller then a dime?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Very unlikely, but: Many things are possible in life, even if they rarely happen. Pregnancy is not likely with just pre-ejaculate (but is possible). However, if not married, settled down, and planning to start a family, a couple should begin using a reliable form of birth control about yesterday.

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