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If on birth control can you get pregnant from precum?

If on birth control can you get pregnant from precum?

Unlikely: Fluid prior to ejaculation comes from a gland in the urethra so it rarely contains sperm but can especially if the man recently ejaculated. Also, some men can't tell pre-ejaculate from rapid ejaculation and that's why withdraw method is unreliable birth control. ...Read more

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If on birth control can you get pregnant from precum? My boyfriend and I had sex twice in one day without him urinating in between. We didn't use a condom and he used the withdrawal method? What are my chances of getting pregnant?

If on birth control can you get pregnant from precum? My boyfriend and I had sex twice in one day without him urinating in between. We didn't use a condom and he used the withdrawal method? What are my chances of getting pregnant?

Birth control: Birth control when used correctly is very effective at preventing pregnancy. The male urinating before or after does not change the risk of pregnancy in any way. That is a myth. The withdrawal method is not needed when on birth control. Condoms help prevent STDs. You are already protected against pregnancy on the pill. ...Read more

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On lo loestrin fe birth control for 10 days. Had sex No condom, no ejaculate. But maybe some pre ejaculate? How likely to get pregnant?

On lo loestrin fe birth control for 10 days. Had sex No condom, no ejaculate. But maybe some pre ejaculate? How likely to get pregnant?

Possible: While the possibility sounds low, you really can't put a number on it. You could be pregnant because you had unprotected sex without full contraception being in place. There is no way to put a "how likely" on this. It comes down to you either are or are not. It only takes one egg and one sperm to create a pregnancy. If you don't want to be pregnant, follow the directions of your contraceptive fully ...Read more

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If you use a condom, birth control, and the "pulling out method " is it still possible to get pregnate from precum?

If you use a condom, birth control, and the "pulling out method " is it still possible to get pregnate from precum?

Low risk: Condom and birth control use are both effective at reducing risk of pregnancy. The "pull out" method is of little to no value as pre-cum contains sperm. The only 100% effective method of avoiding pregnancy is to abstain. ...Read more

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If your injecting HGH while injecting the depro provera (medroxyprogesterone) birth control can you get pregnant?

If your injecting HGH while injecting the depro provera (medroxyprogesterone) birth control can you get pregnant?

Apples/oranges: One has nothing to do with the other. I assume you're not mixing them. It's unusual for a 19 year old to be on hgh. Taking it as an adult without actual gh deficiency can cause significant morbidity including, deformed bones, diabetes, increases risk for cancer, heart probs, etc. It makes things grow so if you don't need it, it isn't wise to stimulate growth in other cells. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant from precum? While not taking birth control?

Can you get pregnant from precum? While not taking birth control?

Only takes one: I assume from the context you mean the pre-ejaculate. All of the secretions of an excited penis have enough sperm to impregnate you. The pull-out plan is easy but not a dependable form of contraception. If you want to avoid pregnancy you must use additional methods. Yes, you can be pregnant. ...Read more

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Had sex twice in a row, used pull out method. Can I get pregnant from precum? I haven't been on birth control in over 8 months.

Had sex twice in a row, used pull out method. Can I get pregnant from precum? I haven't been on birth control in over 8 months.

Yes: The withdrawal method is clearly not full proof. An average of 4 out of 100 women become pregnant even in whose partners use withdrawal method correctly. The pregnancy rate can be as high as 27 of 100 women whose partners don't always do it correctly. ...Read more

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How likely is it to get pregnant from Precum if I missed two birth control pills on different days on week two but made them up?

How likely is it to get pregnant from Precum if I missed two birth control pills on different days on week two but made them up?

Might be: The pill works by fooling your body into thinking it is already pregnant (hormones), if the body detects a decline in the hormones (missed pills) you may ovulate. Doubling up may not prevent it. Precum has enough sperm to get you pregnant, but less than a full ejaculate. It is best to add a form of BC if you are forgetful. ...Read more

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How could I get pregnant on birth control?

How could I get pregnant on birth control?

Pregnancy on BC pill: Birth control pills aren't perfect, but they work very well if taken correctly. Missing a pill or pills may allow for an ovulation that cycle.
Also taking an antibiotic may decrease the efficacy of the birth control pills for that cycle. ...Read more

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How could someone get pregnant while on birth control?

Low chance: If a woman is taking birth control pills every day, same time each day the chance of her getting pregnant is low, about 1/100 per year. There are several situations that can cause the bcp to fail, such as taking antibiotics or some other medications. However the commonest reason women get pregnant on birth control pills is missing pills and not using a back up method. ...Read more

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Took birth control after sex can I get pregnant?

Took birth control after sex can I get pregnant?

Please Clarify: If you took emergency contraception after unprotected sex, your chance of pregnancy decreases by approximately 70% depending on the time between the sexual activity and the time you took the pill. If you just took regular birth control pill after unprotected sex once and just 1 pill, it does not work and your chances of getting pregnant are high if you had sex during the fertile period. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant easily with oral birth control?

Can you get pregnant easily with oral birth control?

>5% risk.: Practical issues limit the efficacy of oral contraceptives to <95%, so be prepared for surprises. Iuds are a much safer option for most mutually monogamous couples, cost much less and are promptly removed when a pregnancy is desired without consequences. Remember that no contraceptive prevents all sexually transmitted infections. ...Read more

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Could I get pregnant on birth control and pulling out?

Could I get pregnant on birth control and pulling out?

Unlikely!: The most effective methods of birth control are the long acting ones such as the iud, ius, implanon, or the injection. ...Read more

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If I miss 2 pills of birth control can I get pregnant.

MIssing BCPs: Yes. Of course. If one misses their dose they are instructed to double up the next day. Please be smart about this. ...Read more

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How is it that a woman can get pregnant on birth control?

How is it that a woman can get pregnant on birth control?

<95% effectiveness.: Birth control pills are only theoretically 99% effective; as their absorption varies and that the vast majority of women forget a dose here and there, the actual efficacy is probably <95%, therefore you should anticipate at least a 5% chance of getting pregnant while on the pills. Iuds are a safer and promptly reversible option that costs less money and is perfect for mutually monogamous couples. ...Read more

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I'm on birth control and worried if cum will get me pregnant.

I'm on birth control and worried if cum will get me pregnant.

Birth control: If a person takes birth control as prescribed, there is very little likelihood that she will get pregnant during intercourse. However, if not taken as prescribed, the odds of pregnancy increase. The long and short is that if you follow the directions you will be well protected against pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can my birth control later impact my ability to get pregnant?

Can my birth control later impact my ability to get pregnant?

Usually not: Studies have shown that hormonal birth control pills/patches/rings/shots do not have a long term effect on fertility. Occasionally, an iud may make a pelvic infection worse resulting in damage to the fallopian tubes and possible infertility. But this is a rare occurrence. ...Read more

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How could someone get pregnant on birth control and still bleed?

How could someone get pregnant on birth control and still bleed?

Yes: No form of birth control is 100% effective. Spotting can occur during pregnancy. Please take a home pregnancy test if you are uncertain about your pregnancy status. Take care. ...Read more

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Will I get my withdrawal bleeds if I get pregnant on birth control?

Will I get my withdrawal bleeds if I get pregnant on birth control?

Not necessarily: You can get pregnant on birth control if you miss a dose or take a medication that decreases it efficacy without ever bleeding. ...Read more

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Can you get symptoms of pregnancy when you stop taking birth control?

If you're pregnant: Stopping birth control doesn't cause symptoms. Normal menstrual cycles can cause symptoms that can mimic pregnancy--premenstrual breast tenderness, bloating. Do a pregnancy test. If you don't want to be pregnant, choose a different method. If you do, take prenatal vitamins with Folic Acid to lower the risks of birth defects. ...Read more

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How long after being on depo birth control shot can you get pregnant?

How long after being on depo birth control shot can you get pregnant?

Within 2-3 weeks: If ovulation occurs and is not delayed by the depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) then you can get pregnant within 2 to 3 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the possibility that I can get pregnant while on birth control?

What is the possibility that I can get pregnant while on birth control?

In general: Quite low, but it depends on the type of birth control. IUD has one of the lowest failure rates. ...Read more

Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Contraception (Definition)

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Birth Control (Definition)

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