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Please tell me, can pre-ejaculation fluid on the outside of the vagina cause pregnancy? #112/7
Could a girl get pregnant if she is a virgin and the guy is a virgin too and had precum on his penis and it touched the outside of her vagina for about 5 seconds?

Pre-ejaculatory fluid on the underwear, when there has been ejaculation but no penetration of the vagina, places a woman at a very, very low risk of pregnancy.


Below is the paragraph on per-ejaculation fluid, written by Deborah Kowal for the 19th edition of Contraceptive Technology:


            "Some concern exists that the pre-ejaculate fluid may carry sperm into the vagina.  In itself, the pre-ejaculate, a lubricating secretion produced by the Littre or Cowper's glands, contains no sperm.  Two studies examining the pre-ejaculate for the presence of spermatozoa found none.  However, a previous ejaculation may have left some sperm hidden within the folds of the urethral lining.  In examinations of the pre-ejaculate in one small study, the pre-ejaculate was free of spermatozoa in all of 11 HIV-seronegative men and 4 or 12 seropositive men.  Although the 8 samples containing spermatozoa revealed only small clumps of a few hundred sperm, these could theoretically pose a risk of fertilization.  In all likelihood, the spermatozoa left from a previous ejaculation, could be washed out with the force of a normal urination; however, this remains unstudied."

[Kowal ? 2004]



Kowal, D. Coitus interruptus (withdrawal) IN Hatcher RA, Trussell J, Stewart, F. et al.  Contraceptive Technology 18th  Edition. Page 314: Ardent Media Inc. 2004


Posted 1-22-2006, Updated 2-13-2007, Updated 2-16-2007, Updated 4-11-2009             

Robert A. Hatcher MD, MPH
Emeritus Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

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