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can you get pregnant from the clear penis discharge that occurs before ejaculation?

Hi

Pre-ejaculate (pre-cum) is the clear fluid that comes out of the penis before ejaculation.

I have cut and pasted an answer for you from the Options for Sexual Health webpage called “Can I Get Pregnant If…”

Can I get pregnant if the man pulls out before he ejaculates?
Yes. This is called the withdrawal method of birth control, but it is not considered a highly effective method because the man may not pull out in time before he ejaculates; also, there may be sperm in the drops of fluid that comes out of the penis before ejaculation (pre-cum).

It is more likely that sperm will be present in pre-ejaculate if a man has ejaculated in the last few hours. This is because leftover sperm may still be present in the urethra.

Also have a look at the Options for Sexual Health web page titled “Birth Control and Pregnancy” for information on the different birth control options that are available.

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Health Nurse

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This answer was posted on June 11, 2015

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