Can you get pregnant from precum? Likelihood and important factors

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What to remember about the pull-out method

Before using the pull-out technique, keep the following in mind:

  • It is not necessarily easy, and people should practice it with a condom.
  • A person may be unable to control when they ejaculate, or they may not know when it happens.
  • Pulling out does not prevent sexually transmitted infections.
  • Tracking the menstrual cycle and avoiding sex during ovulation may increase the effectiveness.
  • It is important to have a backup plan or emergency contraceptive.
  • Before trying the pull-out method, communication is key. Anyone who is unsure that it will work should use a different method of birth control.

    Some people use both condoms and the pull-out method. This may aid in preventing sperm from entering the vagina, including any that may be in cumulus. If the condom ruptures, it also, to some extent, aids in the prevention of pregnancy.

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given the emergency contraceptive methods Plan B and ella its approval. They prevent pregnancy by delaying ovulation or preventing fertilization.

    There are other brands of “morning after” pills besides the well-known Plan B. A pharmacist can explain the alternatives, some of which might be less expensive.

    Plan B and ella are safe to use in an emergency, but regular use has not been proven to be safe by research. Additionally, they might conflict with other birth control methods.

    The Office on Women’s Health recommends using emergency contraception after sex without birth control or if a person suspects that their method has not worked.

    A person might take emergency contraception if they:

  • forgot to take their birth control pill
  • found that a condom has slipped off during sex
  • think that precum has entered their vagina
  • Take emergency contraception as soon as you can if you’re concerned about coming into contact with sperm accidentally. It is safer and more effective than an unintended pregnancy.

    Precum can contain sperm. Pregnancy may result in the event that it does so and enters the vagina.

    In the paragraph above, we discussed the likelihood of getting pregnant while utilizing various birth control methods. Having an emergency contraceptive on hand is a good idea for people who have sex that could result in pregnancy but want to prevent it, as no method is 100% effective.

    Last medically reviewed on December 14, 2021

    Can you get pregnant with precum? – Dr. Shefali Tyagi

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