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Precum and pregnancy



I was wondering what are the chances of a woman becoming pregnant from precum? I`ve heard so many different things from the chances are very high to that they are very low. Like what percentage is it possible to become Pregnant from precum alone?


So called, "precum" can and often will contain sperm. It only takes one to cause a pregnancy. I can't give you the rates, but failure to prevent pregnancy with the withdrawal method is 20%. Some of these could be related to the sperm in the "precum" that escapes before ejaculation, before withdrawal.

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Thomas  A deHoop, MD Thomas A deHoop, MD
Formerly Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Medical Student Education
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