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Grizzcub55
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If a pregnancy test is taken 5 weeks after sexual contact will it be accurate?
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At 5 weeks after a risk, a test will be accurate, yes. However, please do consult the instructiosn of the test you get to make sure you take it correctly.

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Johanna
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Molias
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Yes, but if you have a question about a specific test you can always consult the instructions that come with it.
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Also in the scenarios that you guys explains risks and non risks, not to be rude, but what makes you so sure in these situations the level of risk present?
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That is for pregnancy
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Molias
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What makes us sure is that medical science has spent a lot of time understanding pregnancy and how it happens. We update our articles on this site whenever new information comes to light, so as different kinds of contraception come to market, or new information on how certain STIs are transmitted is released, we will adjust our info to match that.

If we knew of instances when, say, oral sex or dry humping had caused pregnancy, we'd update our information to reflect that.

I know we gave you this link before, but if you haven't read it yet I think it will help you understand how pregnancy can happen, and why it can't happen from kinds of sex that don't involve direct genital contact.
Human Reproduction: A Seafarer's Guide

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So in other words a pregnancy from let's say dry humping has not occurred?
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Correct. I think the more important thing to focus here is on understanding why it simply can not occur, which that article will help you with.
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Thanks so much guys. Put my mind to rest! One last question. I see these articles on how women won't get a positive on a home pregnancy test until 3 months pregnant so what causes that and is it common?
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I don't know where you are seeing these articles, but we certainly cannot tell you why people are writing that. There is a lot of incorrect information on the internet. If you want some more information on pregnancy tests, you can look at this article: Peeing on a Stick: All About Pregnancy Tests

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