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A 17-year-old male asked:

Which is true? women can get pregnant ... i) even without sexual activity, if semen (maybe from a wet dream) comes in contact with vaginal opening for eg. from touching objects/clothes/faucets ii) only sexual intercourse can cause pregnancy?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 59 years experience
Pregnancy occurs whenever a sperm gets into an egg and there are many ways this can happen. Go to uptodate.com and read more.
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