What are the Chances of Getting Pregnant From Precum?
Most people will tell you that your chances of getting pregnant from precum are low. There are rare cases in which living sperm is present in the semen and it can make conception possible. Precum is why we recommend that couples who aren’t trying to get pregnant use a condom whenever there is penetration (when penis enters the uterus).
What is Precum?
Precum is also known as pre-ejaculate liquid. This bodily fluid is released from the penis when there is intercourse. Most men don’t notice when the fluid is being released. It is also something men don’t have control over.
Is there Sperm in the Precum
Research shows that the majority pre-ejaculate fluid contains either no or dead sperm. However, it is possible that sperm from a small amount of the patient’s reproductive system can make its way into his pre-ejaculate or cum.
Men Can Not Control Precum
Pre-ejaculated men are often unable to tell the difference. It takes self-control and can be difficult to withdraw from pre-ejaculated. If you want to lower your risk of HIV and STIs, but are not pregnant, consider alternative contraception methods such as the male condom or an IUD.
Is it Possible to Get Pregnant Without Penetration?
Permeation is the only way to get pregnant. It is possible for sperm to enter an egg if the ejaculate fluid/semen touches the vagina.
Can I Get Pregnant if He Pulls Out?
There is always a chance of sperm entering the egg. It is wise to use a condom whenever there is genital contact. Puling out is not a safe method to prevent pregnancy.
The vaginal sperm can live for 3-5 days. It is important to understand your ovulation period as well as your fertility window. Our free Ovulation Calendar can help you discover your most fertile days.
Emergency IUD Contraception
The pull-out method doesn’t work well to prevent pregnancy. It is possible to use it, but it might be useful to keep emergency contraception in your medicine cupboard. Undefined It delays or stops ovulation occurring in the first instance. Your mature egg will not be released to allow for fertilization. To prevent pregnancy in the future, it is better to use reliable protection. You can buy EC over-the-counter, or from your doctor.
Hormonal EC Pills
You can use hormonal contraceptive pills for up to five days following unprotected sex. These pills are most effective if taken within 72 hours. Although hormonal EC pills are safe, there are some side effects. These side effects include:
- Breast tenderness
- Stomach pain
You can purchase EC pills at your local pharmacy. They cost between $20 and $60 depending on whether you purchase a generic or name brand product. You can request a prescription from your doctor if you have insurance. EC pills can be used as preventative care and are often included in your insurance.
Emergency IUD contraception
The Copper-T intrauterine devices (IUDs) can be used as emergency contraception. The Copper-T IUD can lower your chances of getting pregnant by more that 99 percent, according to Princeton University. It is more effective than hormonal EC tablets. In addition it can be inserted by your doctor up to five days after unprotected sexual activity to prevent pregnancy.
The Copper-T IUD is a long-lasting form of birth control that can be used for up to 10-12 years. The Copper-T IUD is more effective than EC pills but the high cost of insertion can prove to be a barrier. It can cost anywhere from $500 to $1000 in the United States if you are uninsured. Most insurance plans Cover the Copper-T IUD is at no cost or reduced price.
When is it Time To Have a Home Pregnancy Test
While withdrawal has sometimes been successful, it’s possible to become pregnant with pre-cum. To determine if you are pregnant, you can take an at-home pregnancy test . Undefined To take a pregnancy test, most doctors recommend waiting until the first day after your missed period.
To get the best result, however, wait at least a week after your missed period. Women who do not have regular periods should wait at least three weeks to test after they have had unprotected sex.
When Should You See Your Doctor
Your doctor should verify your results. A positive test result is almost always correct, but a negative result can be misleading. It is possible that you used a home test too soon or that your medications have had an effect on the results. To determine whether you are pregnant, your doctor might ask you to take a blood test or a urine test. Talk to your doctor if you’re pregnant.
It’s Possible To Get Pregnant from Precum
Although the chances of getting pregnant with pre-cum are slim, it is possible. Pre-cum can mix with sperm that has been released before ejaculation and may still be in the urethra. According to one 2009 article, the withdrawal method can result in a 14-24 percent increase in the number of pregnant couples. If you wish to avoid pregnancy, choose a more reliable method.
Keep an emergency contraceptive kit on hand in case you need it. If you have concerns or a positive pregnancy test, see your doctor. Your doctor will be able to explain your options regarding family planning, abortion, or future birth control.
When Is Pre-cum Occurring?
Pre-cum is not something you can control. Fluid release is an involuntary bodily function and occurs right before ejaculation. The withdrawal method is not as effective in preventing pregnancy than other birth control options such as condoms and pills.
Pre-cum can still enter the uterus of your partner, even if you pull out just before you climax. Research shows that this can lead to an unintended pregnancy. A 2008 study estimated that 18% of couples who use withdrawal will get pregnant within a year.
A 2013 National Health Statistics Report shows that approximately 60 percent of American women use this method for birth control. According to the Feminist women’s health center, withdrawal is effective in preventing pregnancy by about 73 percent.