I had sex 2 days ago but I didn’t ejaculate, but her period time has passed. Could she be pregnant?


It is really important to know that pregnancy can happen whenever sperm comes into contact with the vagina. 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-cum (or pre-ejaculate). Pre-cum is something that everyone with a penis does when arousal happens. Pre-cum—officially called pre-ejaculate—is a clear, sticky fluid released by the penis between the beginning of arousal and ejaculation. A person doesn’t usually know when pre-ejaculate is happening.

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.

It would also be a good idea for her to think about starting a form of birth control. Most forms of birth control can be up to 99% effective in reducing the risk of pregnancy when used correctly.  Condoms can also reduce the risk of STIs and pregnancy up to 98% when used correctly.

Also, the only way someone can know if they are pregnant is to take a test at least 14 days after their most recent sexual contact. They can trust the result then.

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