Can you still get pregnant if the guy pulls out before he ejaculates?

Yes.  When a person with a penis is aroused, a clear fluid called pre-ejaculate can seep out the tip of the penis. While pre-ejaculate contains less sperm than semen, it can still contain sperm! This means there is a risk for pregnancy during vaginal sex even if the male does not ejaculate into the vagina.

Whether or not you’ve noticed pre-ejaculate on the tip of the penis, it’s important to use a condom correctly, consistently, and every time. Withdrawal methods do not prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted infections, and are very ineffective at preventing pregnancy. Make an appointment at Teen Clinic to learn more about hormonal birth control methods, which are more than 99% effective if used correctly.