Could you be pregnant?
If you have had sex without using contraception, you could be at risk of pregnancy. There is even a risk if sperm comes in to contact with a woman’s vagina in any way including from sperm on fingers.
As soon as a man’s penis becomes erect, it leaks a few drops of clear liquid called pre-ejaculate and this liquid can contain thousands of sperm. So there’s a risk of pregnancy if the penis enters the vagina without contraception being used, even if the man doesn’t ejaculate (cum), or withdraws before ejaculating.
The ‘withdrawal method’, where a man takes his penis out before he ejaculates, is not a reliable form of contraception as there may be pre-ejaculate on his penis.The only way to avoid pregnancy is to use a reliable method of contraception every time you have sexual contact
Signs of a pregnancy usually appear 2-3 weeks after conception. Signs can vary from woman to woman but may include:
- Missing a period
- Swelling and tenderness of breasts
- Going to the toilet a lot (frequent peeing)
- Vomiting (known as morning sickness)
- Feeling more tired than normal
- Mood changes
- Appetite changes
- A shorter lighter period than normal