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How common is it to get pregnant from pre-cum? we used the pull out method and we're just worried.

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
The : The pull out method aka coitus interruptus is about 75 percent effective. That means that every time you use this method you have about a 25 percent chance of becoming pregnant. These are not very good odds if you absolutely do not want to get pregnant. There are many effective birth control options. Please consult your doctor to go over your options with you. Take care.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Pregnancy risk: Pull out method is not effective for protection against pregnancy. Pre-ejaculate may contain large amounts of viable sperm, smaller amounts of sperm that are dead or alive or no sperm. Thus, there is potential for pregnancy with pre-ejaculate. Sperm need to be deposited in the vagina or at the introitus for pregnancy to occur. Use protection every time you have sex if your are not ready for pregna

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