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Risk of Pregnancy with Anal Sex?

Published: March 01, 2017
Dear TeenHealthFX,
my partner and i were preforming unprotected anal sex, he pulled out and evacuated in his had is there any risk or pregnancy from pre cum?
Signed: Risk of Pregnancy with Anal Sex?

Dear Risk of Pregnancy with Anal Sex?,

In order for pregnancy to occur, sperm found in ejaculatory or pre-ejaculatory fluids needs to come in contact with the vagina. Given that you had anal sex, and it does not sound like ejaculatory or pre-ejaculatory fluids came in to contact with your vagina due to any other type of sexual contact with your partner, then you would not be pregnant from this sexual encounter.

According to Planned Parenthood:

You can't get pregnant from anal sex. But there's a bigger chance of getting STDs, including HIV, from unprotected anal sex. So it's important to always use condoms AND lube during anal sex to decrease the risk of STDs.

That said, it is really important going forward to use condoms and water-based lubrication any time that you have anal sex to help prevent the transmission of STDs.

FX also recommends that you and your partner 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, birth control, STDs, pregnancy tests, emergency contraception and more. The more educated you both are about these things, the more likely you will be to make healthy decisions for yourselves when it comes to your emotional and physical well-being.

If you have any additional sexual health questions, feel free to write back to TeenHealthFX. You can also speak to your school nurse, a health teacher, your primary care physician, gynecologist or an adolescent medicine specialist. 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.

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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