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Is My Risk Of Being Pregnant High Or Low?

Published: July 31, 2013
Dear TeenHealthFX,

One thing lead to another and my boyfriend and I and we ended up "dry humping" (but he had his penis out and moved my underwear to the side.) He did have pre cum but said it came out right as we stopped. He also said his penises head never touched my vagina. I am a virgin, I am not on birth control, and I understand the fact that Pre cum does have sperm in it (though I've heard it isn't very strong therefore can't really go anywhere unless inside the vagina...I don't know of that true or false) but I would like to know the probability that I am in fact at the risk of being or becoming pregnant, is the risk high or low?


Dear Is My Risk Of Being Pregnant High Or Low?,

The risk is very low but it is not zero. Your boyfriend can’t be certain that the pre-cum was only there after you stopped. Most males do not even feel the pre-ejaculatory fluids come out and it is not always clearly visible.

Anytime sperm or pre-cum get near the vaginal opening or deposited into the vagina, there is a risk of pregnancy. Pre-cum is less likely to cause pregnancy. However, it does contain a small amount of sperm making pregnancy a possibility.

It is obvious from your question that you have taken some time to educate yourself on sex and pregnancy. But what good is this knowledge if you’re not going to put it into practice. You and your boyfriend are starting to experiment sexually and it would be a good idea for you to take precautions should it go to the next level. Many males/females will tell themself that they will stay in control but when you are sexually stimulated it is easy for his/her resolve to weaken.

If you are going to be sexually active TeenHealthFX recommends that you use two form of birth control. You should use a condom each and every time you have intercourse. Not only does this protect against pregnancy but Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD’s) as well. You should also use a back-up method of birth control such as the pill. The best approach would be to make an appointment with a health professional to discuss what secondary birth control would be right for you.

If you don't have a doctor and live in northern New Jersey, you can call the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health in Morristown 973-971-6475 or the Adolescent/Young Adult Center for Health in Summit at 908-522-5757 for an appointment. Outside of this area you can contact Planned Parenthood or a local teen health center.

 

 

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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