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Pregnancy

I think I may be pregnant, how can I find out?

If you have missed a period, or if your period is late, you can take a pregnancy (urine) test to find out if you are pregnant. We can do a pregnancy test for you and can discuss your options with you.

Other signs of pregnancy include:

  • fatigue or tiredness swelling,
  • soreness or tenderness in your breasts; and/or
  • nausea or vomiting

Stress or changes in your lifestyle can affect your menstrual cycle too, so that may be why your period is late. Get tested to be sure, and continue to use birth control if you are still having sex and don’t want to become pregnant.

Can I get pregnant the first time I have sex?

Yes. You can get pregnant the first time you have sex because having sex for the first time is the same as having sex any other time. If you want to avoid becoming pregnant, you should use birth control right from the first time you have sex.

Can I get pregnant by swallowing semen during oral sex?

No, you can’t. Swallowing semen is the same as eating something that ends up in your digestive system. It can’t make you pregnant because your mouth doesn’t connect with your reproductive system. Remember though, that you can get a sexually transmitted disease through oral sex if your partner is infected, so you should use a condom or dental dam during oral sex.

Can I get pregnant without having sex?

You can’t get pregnant through oral sex, or through masturbation. But if you are intimate with your partner and there is any genital contact, especially where fluid is involved, there is a chance that you can become pregnant. This can even happen if he touches his own semen and then touches your vagina with his hands. If you want to make sure that you don’t become pregnant, make sure you use a condom, or avoid having contact with his genitals and fluids.

Can I get my girlfriend pregnant if she has her period?

A woman can get pregnant any time of the month, even during her period. It’s not the most likely time, but it can happen.