Pregnancy depends on ovulation- the process in which an egg is released. Ovulation can happen at any time during someone’s period, making pregnancy possible at different times during their cycle.
Unless you are practicing the natural family planning method, it can be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to know when exactly you are ovulating. This means that even if you keep a period calendar, you need to be also keeping track of ovulation by doing things like taking your temperature and checking your cervical mucus daily. This method is often used after consulting a doctor. A doctor would advise you on how to correctly use this method.
With that being said, it’s important to say that pregnancy is possible whenever semen comes in contact with the vagina. If you are having unprotected sex, there is a risk for pregnancy. So even if your partner didn’t ejaculate inside of your vagina, pre-ejaculate could still be present. Pre-ejaculate is a clear, sticky fluid released by the penis between the beginning of arousal and ejaculation. 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.
You can take a pregnancy test 14 days after your most recent sexual contact to get an accurate result. Teen Clinic offers pregnancy tests for free or at a low-cost. Call us to make an appointment to get a pregnancy test. at 303-442-5160