I’m 16 and I’m a virgin. If semen gets onto or into my vagina while doing other sexual activities that is not intercourse, would I be at risk of pregnancy?

This is a great question!

While your risk of pregnancy is going to be much lower if you’re not having vaginal intercourse, technically any time semen comes into contact with the vagina there is some risk of pregnancy.

If you are sexually active, Teen Clinic always recommends using some sort of protection. Male (or external) condoms and Female (or internal) condoms can help in the transmission of sexual transmitted infections (STIs) and also reduce your risk of unplanned pregnancy! Dental dams are another barrier method you can use to help reduce your risk of STIs.

Teen Clinic offers these barrier methods for free! You can walk-in during our Teen Clinic hours and grab some!

The medical professionals at Teen Clinic specialize in Teen health, so you know you’ll be in good hands! The nurse practitioner you see at Teen Clinic will help you choose the right method for your body and lifestyle! All of the options that we provide here at Teen Clinic will be safe for your future fertility. Most birth control methods will not affect your ability to get pregnant when you so choose. Some birth control methods can even help to protect your reproductive organs so that you are more likely to be healthy when and/or if you do decide that you want to have a baby. If you are sexually active, then a reliable form of birth control is a great way to stay healthy!

We offer many different forms of birth control here at Teen Clinic. Some examples of methods are…

  1. Abstinence– abstaining from oral, vaginal, and anal sex is the only way to prevent unplanned pregnancy and STIs 100% of the time
  2. Condoms, etc.– Male (external) condoms, female (internal) condoms, and dental dams help to reduce your risk of unplanned pregnancy and STIs
  3. Birth Control Pills (estrogen, progesterone, and a combination of both)-  take every day at the same time
  4. Birth Control Patch (Ortho Evra)- change every week
  5. Birth Control Ring (Nuvaring)- change every month
  6. Birth Control Shot (Depo Provera)- receive every 3 months
  7. Birth Control Implant (Nexplanon)-  effective for 3 years
  8. Intrauterine Device/IUD Hormonal (Mirena)-effective for 5 years
  9. Intrauterine Device/IUD Non-hormonal (Paragard)- effective for 10 years

If you have any other questions or want to make an appointment, give us a call at (303) 442-5160.