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I don't mean to put down scarleteen in any way but only point out a contradiction between two organisations that I really trust.

http://www.brook.org.uk/pregnancy/could-you-be-pregnant

This states that you can get pregnant from sperm on fingers, then touching yourself or such but Ive been told on here that doesn't present a pregnancy risk?

It's just that it bothers me, because I still have yet to take my period after stopping cerezette about a month ago. I've been getting tender breasts and some mild stomach cramps and I almost feel sick with the worry that I might be pregnant even though I've never had sex. I talked about it briefly in my last thread.

thanks in advance to any who reply~

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There would have to be a significant amount of semen (not just sperm) on one's fingers for someone to become pregnant. This is because one sperm does not make a pregnancy -- it needs the fluid it comes in, as well as MANY other sperm to sort of "help" it along the way. Sperm is actually pretty fragile, so all the conditions have to be just right for it to survive. So there'd have to be a big blob on the person's fingers for there to be a pregnancy risk.

There's a lot more about it all right here:
Where DID I Come From? A Refresher Course in Human Reproduction

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