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I was just wondering if there was an actual documented percent chance of getting pregnant from contact with pre-ejaculate. Has anyone actually ever heard of it happening? I was wondering because I was fooling around with my girlfriend today and I got just a little bit of pre-ejaculate on the back of my hand. I'm positive that none got on my fingers. Knowing that it contains sperm, I wiped my hand off thoroughly but I didn't wash it with soap and water. I thought wiping it off would be good enough until I was reading some stuff on this site. I was also fairly careful not to touch her genitals with the back of my hand. She's only 7 days into her cycle so she's probably not ovulating. I just wanted to know for future reference. Thanks!
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There is no documented percent chance of pregnancy from pre-ejaculate--pregnancy risks are determined by likeliness of sperm coming in contact with the vulva, not specifically semen or pre-ejaculate. It doesn't matter if there's a few sperm or a lot in pre-ejaculate, because it still provides a pregnancy risk.

Your partner's pregnancy is very low (we have no percentages since each situation is unique) And should you get fluids on your hands again, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. To avoid future pregnancy risks and prevent STDs, go for barrier protection such as gloves, condoms, and dental dams.
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However, please don't rely on counting days to figure out when your partner is or isn't ovulating. The timing of ovulation can vary enormously - and sperm can remain alive in the body for up to 7 days (no kidding!).
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