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About orgasms

07/16/2008

Question:

When 2 people have sex and they both have an orgasim but not at the same time can the woman still get pregnant?

Answer:

Ejaculation, which occurs at orgasm for men, is generally required to provide sperm to fertilize an egg. Having said that, sperm can be released even before ejaculation. As far as the female orgasm, it is not at all necessary for women to experience an orgasm in order to become pregnant. Either way, if one is trying to prevent pregnancy, you shouldn't rely on the lack of orgasm to prevent pregnancy. Only tested contraception works.

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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