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Is it true that I won't get pregnant if I douche after sex?

Is it true that I won't get pregnant if I douche after sex?

No: While douching decreases the amount of sperm present, you can still get pregnant. There are a lot of options for birth control and if you don't want to be pregnant, you should talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Can douching after sex help me from getting pregnant?

Can douching after sex help me from getting pregnant?

Not likely: Probably won't help much. After live sperm are placed into the vagina, they begin a very rapid trip to the ovaries. Within seconds many will be in your cervix, and within 90 seconds many will be swarming around your ovaries. In both cases, a douche won't get them. Find another method of birth control. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean my vagina after sex? (i cannot douche since I am pregnant)

Not needed: You don't need to clean your vaginal vault after sex. Wiping off the outside should be more than enough. Douching get is almost never a good idea. It rinses out healthy bacteria which prevent you from getting an abnormal vaginal discharge...Ie...It makes the problem you are trying to avoid happen! use a panty liner and wipe the outside as needed. ...Read more

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Will douching after sex prevent pregnancy?

Will douching after sex prevent pregnancy?

No: It takes between 60 and 90 seconds for the sperm to travel from the vagina through the cervix into the uterus and out of the fallopian tubes to reach your eggs. It takes even less time for the sperm to get into the cervix where they would not be affected by douching. It might help a little, but not much. ...Read more

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Is douching safe while pregnant?

Is douching safe while pregnant?

Not recommended: There is no reason anyone should douche. Douches actually cause infections by stripping the vagina of healthy bacteria. ...Read more

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