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

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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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Is it possible to get pregnant with pre-cum the day before a girls' period? Is the chance more likely?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Not likely: Pregnancy occurs most commonly if sperm is introduced in to the female system (precum has sperm) in a 5-7 day time period around the time of ovulation. If it is the day before her period you are out of that range and pregnancy is unlikely. Use condoms if you want to avoid pregnancy and infections.

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