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A 20-year-old member asked:

Can a woman get pregnant rom pre cum?

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Dr. Charles Owen
Emergency Medicine 42 years experience
Yes: Yes, any contact between the penis and the female introitus (area around the vaginal opening) or vagina carries some risk of pregnancy. The odds of fertilization of the female egg by the male sperm is based on the specific circumstances of this contact. While the fluid which accumulates early in male arousal ("pre-cum" as you term it) has fewer sperm in it, fertilization is quite possible.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes - possibly: Most studies have shown low levels of sperm or no sperm in pre-ejaculate with sperm not being motile (however, don't know how promptly samples were examined). One small study published in 2011 showed that there are some individuals with a high motile sperm count in pre-ejaculate. See: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3564677/
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A member asked:

Can a woman get pregnant from pre cum?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!: Contact of the penis with the female patient at any time can lead to pregnancy. Sperm are ever present in the male genital tract. Pre-ejaculatory excitement and release of "pre-cum" very well may contain sperm and if contact is made any where near the female genital tract, pregnancy may occur. Be responsible, be smart, and be prepared. Sexual activity is a major responsibility. Act on it!
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Can a woman get pregnant if you cum outside on the vagina?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
The only way: That is possible is if sperm is deposited at the introitus (area at opening of vagina).
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Australia
A 27-year-old male asked about a 28-year-old female:

What is the likely hood of a women getting pregnant from pre-cum JUST before her period?

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Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 54 years experience
None: Ovulation occurs 2 weeks later so likelihood of pregnancy is zero.
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Chicago, IL
A 23-year-old member asked:

How likely is it to get pregnant from just pre-cum?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Pregnancy ?: There are active sperm in the "pre-ejaculate", and pregnancy is certainly possible. Additionally, many males are not able to control the ejaculate, and "pulling out" sometimes occurs just after the initial ejaculation begins.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
If a naked boy rubs his penis through the Panties can pre cum touch the vulva or penetrate the woman through panties get pregnant?
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sex education: Pre-ejaculate is not likely to penetrate through the cloth and travel up into the vagina. The boy should not be engaging in sexual acts if he does not... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Can pre cum sperm pass through a pantie and get a woman pregnant? Even if the pre cum sperm fell in the clit area but in the pantie, not on the vulva?
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sperm: Unlikely as fabric acts as a barrier. Sperm must enter the vagina for pregnancy to occur.
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A 27-year-old female asked about a 32-year-old female:
Can a woman get pregnant from pre-cum or inserting sperm into her vagina with her finger if she's ovulating?
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Seminal fluid: "pre-cum" contains sperm cells and once inside your vagina, those little swimmers will certainly remain viable for up to 1 week. Sperm inserted into t... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Can a woman get pregnant if you cum on her chest? I did not touch her vagina. Not even with my hands, nor did she? I am paranoid for no reason?
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Not likely: The only way that could happen would be to transfer viable sperm to the vaginal tract after the afore-mentioned activity.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
I had sex with a women but i dint let the cum go in, will she get pregnant?
Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 58 years experience
Cum: Probably ok. Next time you may want to use protection.
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Last updated May 30, 2015

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