I am uncircumcised and had unprotected sex, is it possible to get pregnant?

Pregnancy is possible whenever sperm comes into contact with the vagina. Even if  someone is having unprotected sex, but they don’t ejaculate in or near their partner, pregnancy can still be possible as well because of something called pre-ejaculate. Pre-ejaculate is a clear, sticky fluid released by the penis between the beginning of arousal and ejaculation.  Some people release a small amount of pre-ejaculate; others may release quite a bit.

Although pre-ejaculate does not contain sperm when it is produced, it can pick up leftover sperm in the urethra. This means that pre-ejaculate can contain sperm when it leaves the body, creating a risk for pregnancy.  Pre-ejaculate can also transmit STIs.

Emergency Contraception can help reduce the risk of pregnancy. Emergency Contraception works by delaying ovulation – the process when the ovaries release an egg – if ovulation has not already occurred. Emergency contraception can be taken up to five days after the most recent sexual contact and is more effective the sooner it is taken.

Using a form of birth control is also a good idea. Most methods can be up to 99%effective when used correctly. Condoms can also help reduce the risk of STIs and pregnancy by 98% when used correctly.

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