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A 22-year-old male asked:

Does eating of sperm causes pregnancy?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 27 years experience
Nope.: Sperm must enter the female genital tract (vagina, cervix) for fertilization to occur.
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Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
No, but . . .: Sperm needs to contact an egg in the uterus to start a pregnancy, this usually requires intercourse, but even with oral sex or other sexual activity where ejaculation has occured, if the female gets a little semen near her vagina (it only takes a drop), pregnancy is possible. So, yes, it is possible to get pregnant without having had intercourse!
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Dr. Darren Mack
Urology 13 years experience
No.: Consuming semen does not cause pregnancy, however having unprotected sexual intercourse does lead to pregnancy, as some fluid expressed from the penis prior to ejaculation may contain sperm.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Does eating a sperm can cause pregnancy?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Ingestion of sperm : Does not cause pregnancy. Sperm in the vagina can lead to pregnancy.
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A female asked:

Eating sperm will cause pregnancy?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Just the opposite: Eating sperm will not cause pregnancy, because she who eats all the sperm will leave no sperm behind to fertilize her egg. Sperm will get digested as food once it enters the stomach. That being said, a woman may become pregnant from the other activities related to the obtaining of sperm for eating, such as putting any sperm-coated fingers, penises, or objects into her vagina.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

Can sperm on urethera cause pregnancy in anyway?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
No: To enable the sperm to fertilize the egg, it has to enter the cervix, get all the way into the fallopian tube to where the egg is to result in pregnancy. The egg on its own does not travel.
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A 32-year-old female asked:

Besides sperm what can cause a postive pregnancy test?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
Dr. Christiaan Maureranswered
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
False positive test: "some diseases of the liver, cancers, and other medical conditions may produce elevated HCG and thus cause a false positive pregnancy test. These include choriocarcinoma and other germ cell tumors, IgA deficiencies, heterophile antibodies, enterocystoplasties, gestational trophoblastic diseases (gtd), and gestational trophoblastic neoplasms (gtn)." wikipedia.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Please tell me, could a swallowed sperm cause pregnancy?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
No, swallowed: Sperm can not cause pregnancy. Take care.
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Incredible.
Nov 22, 2013
Last updated Jun 28, 2016

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