My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex. He pulled out before he ejaculated but we had sex again…

…He washed his penis off before just in case but is there a possibility that some semen might have stayed on his penis and gotten into me? And if so, when would I be able to take a pregnancy test?

These are great questions! Technically, any time semen can enter the vagina there is a risk of pregnancy. Although your partner pulled out before he ejaculated, there may have been pre-ejaculate, or pre-cum, present. Pre-cum may contain sperm, and it is nearly impossible to know if and when the pre-cum may have exited the penis. So although your partner didn’t ejaculate inside of your vagina, sperm may still be present.

Did you know that sperm can also survive inside the vagina for up to 5 days under normal conditions?  If a person ovulates several days after bleeding has stopped, she may become pregnant from sperm left in the vaginal canal during intercourse.  The best way to avoid pregnancy is to use forms of birth control consistently and correctly.

If pregnancy is a concern, you can take a pregnancy test and get an accurate result 14 days after unprotected sex. If you take a test before this, you may not have the pregnancy hormone in your body yet, resulting in a false negative.

Teen Clinic offers free or low-cost pregnancy tests!  To make an appointment for a pregnancy test or for free or low-cost birth control consultation, learn how to make an appointment here.