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Pregnancy Without Intercourse?

Pregnancy regularly happens without intercourse to unsuspecting couples who do not understand the function of the fertile type mucus.

Fertile mucus, produced by the cervix, is present in the woman’s body for five to six days before ovulation, as the ova are ripening. This mucus flows down the vagina to the outside of the body. The vaginal canal is normally acidic. Seminal fluid is alkaline. Sperm would normally die in the acidic environment of the vagina. However, the fertile mucus is alkaline – just like the seminal fluid, and so it protects and nourishes the sperm on their journey to the egg.

Even without ejaculation, sperm are present in the small amount of fluid produced by a tiny gland called the Cowper’s gland. Cowper’s fluid leaks out of the penis during sexual activity. Therefore, sperm are often present before ejaculation. The presence of sperm in the Cowper’s fluid may be one reason for the ineffectiveness of withdrawal as a method of birth control. Another reason may be the leaking of a drop of seminal fluid before withdrawal occurs. The first drop of seminal fluid may contain millions of sperm.

In addition, even without penetration (of the penis into the vagina,) pregnancy is possible. This is because, during the woman’s fertile mucus time, the tiny, microscopic sperm can swim from outside the vagina, into the vaginal opening, up the vagina, into the uterus, and into the fallopian tubes. There the sperm may fertilize the ovum, and pregnancy may begin. For this reason, during the woman’s fertile time, pregnancy is possible with only genital contact. Genital contact means contact of the penis near the vagina.
For more information, see the free Fertility Awareness download available on this site.

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