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Can you get pregnant from sperm in bath water, without penetration?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No worries: Salmon swim upstream to the same area where they hatched. Sperm are so small that you can't even see one with a magnifying glass. In a bathtub, shower, or swimming pool, sperm are washed away by the water. They are not salmon and cannot swim upriver to migrate into a vagina for spawning. No worries!

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United Kingdom
A 22-year-old female asked:

Can you get pregnant from sperm in bath water without penetration or touching?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No worries: Salmon swim upstream to the same area where they hatched. Sperm are so small that you can't even see one with a magnifying glass. In a bathtub, shower, or swimming pool, sperm are washed away by the water. They are not salmon and cannot swim upriver to migrate into a vagina for spawning. No worries!
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can sperm travel through water and get someone pregnant?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: Sperm must be inside the vagina to travel up the uterus to fertilize an egg. Sperm can not travel though a swimming pool or bathtub.

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Last updated Dec 26, 2020

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