Can I Get Pregnant If He Pulls Out ?

A few weeks back, I shared an article with you attempting to dispel some of the most common pregnancy myths many women still believe and in that article, I covered this topic. I feel, however, that this is a topic that deserves a little more attention because many women are still asking, “Can I get pregnant if he pulls out?” The simple answer is YES but for a lot of women, that isn’t enough. This article covers how and why a woman can get pregnant if he pulls out and how likely it is that the pull out method could fail for you. Before I get to all that though, I’d like to take a moment to talk about why this subject is such an important one.

Can I Get Pregnant If He Pulls Out: Introduction

The pull-out method is just not a reliable birth control method. It really is that simple. There is still a chance you could get pregnant if he pulls out. What would that mean for a child, for you and for your relationship? Are you emotionally ready to have a baby? Are you ready to take on the job of raising a child? Are you financially secure enough to afford the cost of raising a baby and making sure it has everything it needs to grow up healthy and happy? If you cannot answer yes to all of those questions, you are likely not ready to be a mother. Accidents happen. Condoms can break. Birth control pills can fail. All of that is true but why increase your risk of an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy by relying on the pull-out method?

Can I Get Pregnant If He Pulls Out: The Reality of Teenage Motherhood

The pull-out method is a popular birth control method among teenage girls and that really is a problem. It’s a big problem, in fact. It isn’t hard to understand why this method is so appealing to young women though. Many teenage girls and boys don’t want their parents knowing they’re having sex. Relying on the man to pull out before he ejaculates means, to many people anyway, not having to buy condoms and not having to go on the pill. You don’t need to plan ahead to use the pull out method. This is how many girls become mothers before they finish high school and while some girls work hard to make it work, many teenage mothers won’t even graduate. That makes life so much harder for them should they decide to pursue a career later down the road. It makes it hard for the mother to find a good job that allows her to support her child.

Can I Get Pregnant If He Pulls Out: Abortion

So there’s always the abortion option right? Sure. You could have an abortion. I am pro-choice and I think it’s a woman’s right to choose but living with yourself after you’ve had an abortion isn’t easy. I’ve never had an abortion but a good friend of mine did. She got pregnant at sixteen and decided to terminate the pregnancy. She’s thirty now and has a beautiful little girl. She also still has nightmares about the child that was never born because of the decision she made when she was a teenager. It was a hard decision at the time but, as many teenagers do, she distracted herself with high school things and moved on but as she grew older, that decision haunted her and continues to haunt her. That is something I think anyone considering an abortion really needs to understand. This isn’t a decision you make and then get over. This is a decision that will have a long term impact on your life and should never be a decision that is made lightly.

Can I Get Pregnant If He Pulls Out: The Adoption Option

What about adoption then? If you find yourself pregnant at a young age and decide abortion isn’t for you, the adoption option is always there. That should also not be a decision you should go into lightly. Another friend of mine went with this option when she had her baby at eighteen. She’s also thirty now and still wonders what kind of life her child is living. The decisions you make as a teenager will have an impact on the rest of your life. My aim here isn’t to frighten anyone. My aim here is to give anyone thinking about relying on the pull-out method an idea of what kind of reality they could potentially face should the pull-out method fail. If you’re going to have sex and you’re not ready to be a mother, be smart and use protection. It’s much better than having to face the difficult decision of what to do with a baby you didn’t plan to have.

Can I Get Pregnant If He Pulls Out: The Facts

Okay, enough preaching. It’s time to talk facts. Can you get pregnant if he pulls out? Should be pretty obvious from what I’ve written so far that the answer to that question is a big yes but maybe that’s not enough. Maybe you want to know how you can get pregnant if he pulls out. After all, sperm is released when the man ejaculates so if he pulls out before he ejaculates, no sperm would be released inside you, right? Wrong.

You may have heard the term pre-cum before. Allow me to explain what that is. Pre-cum is exactly what it sounds like. It is a discharge the man released before (pre) he ejaculates (cum). Pre-cum is a sort of male lubricant but it also contains sperm. It doesn’t contain as much sperm as a man’s normal ejaculate but that honestly doesn’t matter. Only one little swimmer needs to cross the finish line for you to wind up pregnant. When your partner pulls out, he is pulling out before orgasm so the sperm he ejaculates does not end up inside you. In the grand scheme of things though that really doesn’t accomplish much as he has probably already released that sperm containing pre-cum directly inside you.

Another major drawback for the pull-out method is the fact that you’re relying on the man to pull out before he starts to ejaculate. That isn’t always easy for a guy to do. It’s easy for a man to get caught up in the moment and lose himself in the moment and just not be able to stop himself. The man really needs to be in perfect tune with his body. He needs to understand exactly when that orgasm is going to take place and that’s not always possible.

Can I Get Pregnant If He Pulls Out: The Stats

We’ve talked about how you can get pregnant if he pulls out and we’ve talked about the facts. Now let’s jump into some statistics. A quarter of a teaspoon of on average man’s semen can contain more than 100 million sperm. It only takes a single sperm to get you pregnant. That sound really put things in perspective. Forgetting about pre-cum for a moment, the reality of the situation is this; if your partner pulls out even a fraction of a second too late, you could easily wind up with a baby in your belly. An estimated 27% of women who use the pull-out method on a regular basis for one year will in fact get pregnant at some point over the course of that year. That rate falls to 4% if the man pulls out before he even ejaculates every single time which is something that very rarely happens. In other words, even men who perfectly used the pull out method have gotten their partner pregnant. Pretty scary if you’re not planning to have a baby.

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