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can i get pregnant from pre cum

i was on depo for five months then i moved so i stopped taking depo. well when i moved i started dating now me and my boyfriend have been together for three months now. when we first started having sex we didn't use condoms. and we still don't i'm starting to think if might be pregnant.. can i get pregnant from pre cum.. my boyfriend doesn't pull out when we have sex.. i'm thinking about the whole pre cumulative thing.. someone please help me..
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replied November 26th, 2012
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After stopping with the Depo shot use, your fertility may take a while to return back to normal. The longer you are on hormonal birth control use, the longer it would take your fertility/ovulation to return. If you are sexually active without protection, and if your ovulation functions have returned, chances of pregnancy are possible even with pre-cum (withdrawal method is associated with highest failures). If you have been trying for pregnancy, consider monitoring cervical mucus changes, cervix position, and the BBT (basal body temperature) charting to predict your ovulation and avoid sexual contact during peak fertility days if not ready for pregnancy. If pregnancy gets ruled out, and if you are not ready for pregnancy, but intend to remain sexually active, you should consider visiting your gynecologist to get started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after your periods). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact if not ready for pregnancy. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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