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Can I get pregnant?

03/27/2008

Question:

Hi my question is the following: is it possible to get pregnant if i am ovulating and by accident my boyfriend touched the outside of my vagina with his hand which had a little bit of semen. This happened without penetration, thank you for your time.

Answer:

It is very unlikely since the amount of semen needs to be great and it needs to be deposited deep in the vagina. Having said that, I would say nothing is impossible and you should be thinking about what better you can do to prevent pregnancy if you are this close to having penile-vaginal intercourse.

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Response by:

Thomas  A deHoop, MD Thomas A deHoop, MD
Formerly Associate Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director, Medical Student Education
No longer associated