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Can non-penetrative sex lead to pregnancy even if the precum did not reach the vagina?

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Answered by

Dr. Muntaqa Butt

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At May 26, 2023
Reviewed AtOctober 8, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My partner and I were wearing one layer of clothing and my fingers were clean before any sexual engagement. However, there was an instance where I touched my underwear with some pre-cum. It was not that saturated and felt dry on my fingers which led me not to suspect it as anything serious. I still washed my hands with alcohol and soap to be safe and began our engagement. I was only on the outside of her vagina covered with one layer of clothing and not inside. Is there a possibility of pregnancy in this instance?

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Muntaqa Butt

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Pregnancy cannot happen this way. Pregnancy can only happen if precum (pre-ejaculate) or if semen is released inside the vagina. You can carry out urine tests for pregnancy (UPT) from the first day of a missed period. If you do not know when your next period is due, then do the test at least 10 days after you had unprotected sex. Wait for menstruation to happen. If they do not happen and it is been more than 10 days, then go for a urine pregnancy test. If it comes negative, then go for a beta hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) test, and visit a gynecologist for detailed evaluation.

Thank you.

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

Dr. Muntaqa Butt
Dr. Muntaqa Butt

General Practitioner

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