General Health, Health and Wellness

Yes, You Can Get Pregnant without Having Sex

4 Comments 01 June 2011

Safe sex and how to avoid unplanned teen pregnancyIt’s not as safe as you may think; some of those swimmers could beat Michael Phelps to their destination. Learn how to protect your teens from an accidental pregnancy with straight talk from YOU: The Owner’s Manual for Teens: A Guide to a Healthy Body and Happy Life, by Michael F. Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.

Some sperm just outside the vagina may still swim their way to an egg. Better to aim away when it’s time to shoot.

And what about withdrawal? That is when you pull out before ejaculation. The problem with this method is that some of the ejaculate can sneak out, carrying sperm, before ejaculation has occurred. And those swimmers have as good a chance as any to find that egg.

Ideally, condoms should always be used for vaginal, oral, and, of course, anal sex.

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YOU: The Owner’s Manual for Teens

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Mehmet C. Oz, M.D., is also a New York Times #1 bestselling author and Emmy-award winning host of The Dr. Oz Show. He is professor and vice chairman of surgery at New York Presbyterian-Columbia University and the director of the Heart Institute. He currently lives in Cliffside Park, New Jersey.

  • Alister

    Are there other measures that can be used in conjunction with condoms?

  • http://www.simonandschuster.com kojala

    Yes–learn which birth control method is best for you and your partner here:
    http://www.tipsonhealthyliving.com/health-and-wellness/contraception-101

  • shocked

    I never knew this was even possible until it happened to me two weeks ago. Then I found out my mother had one of my brothers the same way. So ill definately be telling my future child as I wish my mother warned me.

  • reader

    this is stupid, regardless of whether condoms are involved the act of penetration/intercourse is sex

 

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