Is there a chance of being pregnant if I had genital to genital contact but not intercourse?

That is a great question!

It is important to know that pregnancy is possible when sperm comes into contact with the vagina.

This can happen with vaginal sex, and this can also happen with genital to genital contact.  If there is a possibility sperm came into contact with the vagina, there is a risk of pregnancy.

It is important to remember, even if someone doesn’t ejaculate there is still a risk of pregnancy from pre ejaculate. Pre ejaculate does not contain sperm, but it can pick up left over sperm on the way out of the urethra, which can cause a risk of pregnancy.

A barrier method, like a condom, can reduce the risk of pregnancy and STIs up to 98%! It is a good idea to use a barrier method when engaging in sexual activities.

It would also be a good idea to use a form of birth control when engaging in sexual activities. Some forms can reduce the risk of pregnancy up to 99%!

If you want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic to talk about birth control, or have any other questions, give us a call! 303-442-5160