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Hi, me and my girlfriend had sex on the 6th day of her menstrual cycle, we didn't had intercourse in the entire activity ...but during the act my penis came in direct contact with her vagina.... there was only pre ejaculated fluid on my penis and there was no sperm on it and soon after we finished with our intimate activities she had menstrual bleeding as it was her 6th day, are there any chances of her getting pregnant? please please reply, thanks

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replied December 7th, 2011
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Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by the chances of your girlfriend becoming pregnant during sexual activity on the 6th day of her menstrual cycle.
Pre-ejaculated fluid can contain some sperms.That fluid placed in or near the vagina has the potential to cause pregnancy, though at a far less probability.
A man's sperm can survive up to six days inside a woman. Therefore, so long as the sperm was placed anywhere within the six days prior to a woman's egg release, she can potentially become pregnant.
Ovulation normally takes approximately two weeks after the last day of a woman’s period. Some women who have shorter cycles will ovulate after a week, while others with very long cycles may ovulate after three weeks.You have not mentioned the average length of menstrual cycle in your girlfriend. But as explained above there is theoretical possibility of pregnancy though at a far less probability.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.

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