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Could Any of These Situations Result in Pregnancy?

Published: June 19, 2017
Dear TeenHealthFX,
I had sex on the peak of my ovulation (29 May 2017) , I'm scared if my partner's precum will make me pregnant. Aside from that, we had sex again on the (9 June 2017) this is 5 days before my due period. I've made him cum and gave him a blowjob to clean off his sperm and straight after that we continued having sex. I'm scared that my saliva would not kill off his sperms and when we continued to have sex after that, the sperms would already be inside me. I wanna ask if I would get pregnant by any of these?? Should I take a pregnancy test during my due period.. just in case? Since I have 2 incidents that I'm scared off? :(
Signed: Could Any of These Situations Result in Pregnancy?

Dear Could Any of These Situations Result in Pregnancy?,

While it is possible for pre-ejaculatory fluids (pre-cum) to cause pregnancy, it is rare. Research has shown that the majority of pre-ejaculatory fluids contain dead sperm or no sperm at all. However, since it is possible, it is recommended to use a condom at all times during vaginal intercourse to prevent pre-ejaculatory fluids and ejaculatory fluids from coming in contact with the vagina.

As for your comment about saliva, please note that saliva is not a guaranteed method of “killing off” sperm to prevent pregnancy. Abstinence is the only way to prevent pregnancy 100%. However, there are many methods of birth control that significantly reduce the chance of an unwanted pregnancy for those who choose to be sexually active. Doctors generally recommend that teens and young adults who choose to be sexually active use condoms each and every time they have sex to protect against unwanted pregnancies and the transmission of STDs, as well as a back-up method of birth control such as the pill or birth control shot.

If you are concerned you could be pregnant and you have missed your period, you can take a home pregnancy test. However, whether you take a home pregnancy test or not, TeenHealthFX recommends that you meet with your primary care physician, gynecologist or adolescent medicine specialist for a variety of reasons. Your doctor can determine whether or not you are pregnant. Your doctor can also make the best recommendations for you and discuss with you how to use properly use birth control to maximize its effectiveness. Finally, your doctor can answer any questions you have about safer sex, how pregnancy happens or anything else related to your sexual health.  

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. A Planned Parenthood health center is a good option if you have concerns about cost or confidentiality issues. You can also contact your insurance company for a list of in-network providers.

FX also suggests that you check out the links in our Resource of the Month: Planned Parenthood Resources on Safer Sex so that you can learn about sexual readiness, how pregnancy happens, pregnancy tests, emergency contraception, birth control, STDs and more. The more educated you are about these topics, the more likely you will make healthy decisions for yourself when it comes to your sexual health.

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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