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can precum cause pregnancy

is it possible to get pregnant from precum

can precum cause pregnancy

Yes, it is possible for pregnancy to occur as a result of pre-ejaculate, or "precum." While the likelihood is lower compared to ejaculate (semen), it's not zero. Precum may contain a small number of sperm if there are residual sperm present in the urethra from a previous ejaculation.

Factors that can contribute to the presence of sperm in precum include:

1. **Recent ejaculation:** If a man has ejaculated recently and then engages in sexual activity, there may be residual sperm in the urethra, which can be carried in the precum.

2. **Individual variation:** The amount of sperm in precum can vary among individuals. Some men may have more or fewer sperm in their precum.

It's important to note that precum itself does not typically contain as high a concentration of sperm as ejaculate, but the risk is not negligible. If you are sexually active and want to avoid pregnancy, it's advisable to use contraception consistently and correctly. Condoms, hormonal birth control methods, intrauterine devices (IUDs), and other forms of contraception can help prevent unintended pregnancies.

If there is a concern about a possible pregnancy or if you have questions about contraception, it's recommended to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice and guidance.

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