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Can non-penetrative sex during periods lead to pregnancy?


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Published At July 14, 2023
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 16-year-old female with a height of four feet 11 inches and weighing 115.9 lbs. I have missed my period and was wondering can I be pregnant. My boyfriend and I were both naked and he was dry-humping my butt and he finished on my lower back (I was on my period). If the semen trailed down into my vagina can I get pregnant?

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Balakrishnan R


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concern.

How are you doing? If you were on period at the time of sex, then there is no chance of you getting pregnant. For a young lady of 28 days cycle, ovulation is around the 12 to 16th day. The life of an egg is 24 hours and that of the sperm is 72 hours. So at the time of the period, the egg is no longer viable. For a lady of your age, there is a lot of hormonal imbalance. Only by about 19 to 21 years, the balance is gained and you start ovulating regularly and getting periods. So this could be just a missed period due to no ovulation. But as you mentioned, if the semen has come in contact with any part of your thighs or vaginal opening or nearby, the sperms can get attracted towards the egg and they can move through the uterus to reach the egg, and you can get pregnant. Now the only way to know is, if you have crossed the expected date of periods by 7 to 10 days, have a home urine pregnancy test, with an early morning urine sample. If negative (only one line) have any of the combined oral contraceptive pills (packet of 21 pills) after consulting your specialist doctor. Take one tablet twice a day for 10 days (throw away the 21st pill). You will have periods within 7 to 10 days of the last pill.

Hope I have clarified your query, do write back for any more queries.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Balakrishnan R
Dr. Balakrishnan R

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