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A 19-year-old female asked:

what are the chances of getting pregnant by pre cum?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Possible: But not highly likely. Sperm are present and it only takes one, but they are not in high concentration. Consider a spermicidal lubricant, or better yet, condoms, in future to be safer from unwanted pregnancy and std risk.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Variable: 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/
Dr. Stephen Richards
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Semen: There are sperm in these secretions, so pregnancy is possible. Use a condom.
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Possible: It is possible. Depends on number of sperm in fluid and other variables.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the chances of getting pregnant from pre-cum that has been exposed to air?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Low: But not zero; it's impossible to say exactly because its not known.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

What are the chances to get pregnant with pre cum if he came and didn't come inside of me could there still be a chance of getting pregnant?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: If pre-ejaculate is in the vagina or the introitus (tissues around the opening of the vagina) this could lead to pregnancy. The chance is less than with ejaculate because of the lower concentration of sperm. Pull out method is not good for birth control. Protection should be used consistently if pregnancy is not desired.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

What is the percentage of getting pregnant with pre-cum alone?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Small chance, but...: Nobody knows the true percentage because it would be a strange research study to do (researchers would have to find a huge number of couples, do all sorts of odd measurements, and collect data from all of their sexual encounters, etc...).
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A 25-year-old female asked:

What are the chances of getting pregnant from pre cum? we have been doing pull out method for years

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Unsatisfying: Thirty percent of couples who use the pull out method end up pregnant. There are other forms of birth control that allow couples to complete their sexual episodes in a more complete and intimate way, .
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A 19-year-old female asked:

Hello, just want to ask what are the chances of getting pregnant by pre cum plus a week before period?

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Dr. Scott Lauer
Urogynecology 26 years experience
Pre-ejaculate : Pre ejaculate has a high concentration of sperm in it. That is why withdraw is not a method of birth control. There is a chance you could get pregnant.

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