Pregnant From Small Amount of Contact

Published: May 14, 2012
Dear TeenHealthFX,

Hi I am a 17 year old sexually active girl. I do not have sex unprotected but one morning after I slept round my boyfriend’s house we were having a morning fumble and he went to put his penis inside me. I near enough straight away noticed that he didn't have a condom on so moved away and he put one on after that. Can I get pregnant from that small amount of contact?

I would really appreciate it if you'd reply. This has only happened a few days ago, so it hasn’t been long enough to do a pregnant test, I don’t want to waste money if there is no risk from that small contact 

Signed: Pregnant From Small Amount of Contact

Dear Pregnant From Small Amount of Contact,

There is a small chance that you could get pregnant if any of your boyfriend’s ejaculatory or pre-ejaculatory fluids fluid (which has sperm in it) reached the area of your vagina during the “morning fumble.” Whenever sperm gets onto or near the vagina there is a possibility it can swim all the way to the ends of the Fallopian tube, join with an egg and result in pregnancy. It is possible that your boyfriend had pre-ejaculatory on the tip of his penis without either one of you being aware. The fluid is clear and can easily go unnoticed.  If he was aroused there is a good chance the fluid was present. 

Most home pregnancy tests give information on the package when is the best time to use the test. Ideally you should wait 8-11 days after ovulation or after the first day of your missed period. If you use the pregnancy test too soon after sexual contact, there is a possibly that you could get a false negative. This means the test comes up negative when you are actually pregnant. Some of the physical signs of pregnancy are: 

·         Missed period

·         Breast tenderness

·         Bloating, Nausea, Fatigue

·         Increased or decreased appetite

·         Frequent urination

·         Light headedness

 

These symptoms differ greatly among women. Some females can be pregnant and go for month's feeling perfectly normal while others feel all the symptoms from the beginning. If the home pregnancy test comes up positive it is a good idea to have the results confirmed by a doctor. 

It is critical to remember that any time bodily fluids are exchanged between partners there is also the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD) including the HIV virus. TeenHealthFX encourages you to use to use a latex condom every time have sex. If you are only worried about pregnancy then you are not practicing safe sex

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 this area contact a local Adolescent Medicine Specialist, your local teen health center or Planned Parenthood. 

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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