Can you get pregnant if...?

Can you get pregnant if a person withdraws their penis before they cum (ejaculate)? 

The withdrawal method (or coitus interruptus) is when the male takes his penis out of the female's vagina when he feels that he is going to ejaculate (or cum).

In a perfect world, this prevents the sperm from getting inside the vagina. But this method is not very effective at preventing unplanned pregnancy.

Also, this method does not prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Remember using condoms and water-based lubricant is the only way to prevent most STIs and unplanned pregnancy.

Can you get pregnant the first time you have sex?

Yes, you can get pregnant the first time you have sex and even if you don't have sex very often. It's important to practice safer sex every time you have sex.

Using condoms and water-based lubricant is the only form of contraception that will protect you against most sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unplanned pregnancy.

Can you get pregnant if you have sex during your period?

You can still get pregnant if you have unprotected sex during your period. If you have a short period cycle, you will start ovulating by the end of your period. Also, sperm can live for 5– 6 days after sex.

If you have had unprotected sex, you are also at risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It is important to have an STI test and pregnancy test if you have had unprotected sex.

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