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Can You Get Pregnant From Anal Sex?

Published: March 26, 2014
Dear Can You Get Pregnant From Anal Sex?,

can you get pregnant from doing anal sex?


Dear Can You Get Pregnant From Anal Sex?,

According to Planned Parenthood:

It’s not possible to become pregnant from anal sex (inserting the penis into the anus). But pregnancy can occur if semen is spilled into the vagina or on the vulva during any kind of sex.

Like unprotected vaginal intercourse, unprotected anal intercourse is high-risk for many sexually transmitted infections. Use condoms during anal sex to decrease the risk of sexually transmitted infections.

It is important to know that some people enjoy anal sex and some people do not. If you feel any kind of physical pain with anal sex, let your partner know right away and stop what you are doing. If it simply not something you want to do or try, make that clear to your partner and know that is absolutely fine.

If you have any other questions or concerns about pregnancy, anal sex, or STDs, please speak to your doctor about it. If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health at 973-971-5199 for an appointment with an adolescent medicine specialist or contact your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.

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