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Question: We get many questions asking about the chances of someone being pregnant. Here are three recent examples:
1. Near Sexual Encounters: I didn't have sex, his penis just slightly entered me with no condom, no penetration.He didn't cum/ejaculate before, during or after.we hadn't foreplay beforehand so he wasn't really excited.It was during my fertile time, could i still be pregnant?
2. Withdrawal Method: Can I get pregnant if my hymen is not broken and only 1/4 of my boyfriend's penis penetrate into my vagina and he ejaculate outside my vagina?
3. Sex Before, During or After Menstruation: Is it safe to have sex 3 days after menstruation? I do have an irregular menstruation. The schedule varies but I don't miss my monthly period. My last menstruation was October 9 and had sex on the 11th, 12th, and 13th. Please help me. Is there a possibility that I can be pregnant?
1. Pregnancy is a possible any time sperm has the chance to enter the vagina either through regular intercourse, insertion without orgasm (withdrawal method) or ejaculate coming near vaginal opening. Find out more: Pregnancy Information
2. Menstrual cycles, especially in the teen years, can be very irregular. Sperm can live for several days inside a woman, waiting for a fertilized egg to be released, and although many women ovulate in the middle of their cycle, some ovulate right after their periods, and if your cycle is irregular, it may be hard to predict.
3. If you are sexually active you need to chose a reliable method of birth control and plan to use condoms to protect yourself from sexually transmitted infections. You can get more than pregnant having "unprotected" sex. Find out more: Contraceptive Information.
4. If you think you are pregnant, you can do a home pregnancy test. Home urine pregnancy tests are the same as those done by physicians' laboratories. Test the urine from the first time you urinate in the morning, when the urine the most concentrated and would have the most pregnancy hormone to detect (called HCG). You can do the test at least one day after your period has been late. If the test is positive you should consult with a physician or go to Planned Parenthood to discuss your options.
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