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Is it safe to take my medication

By Anonymous March 2, 2016 - 7:57am
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So my medication strictly says to not use if you are pregnant. I've never had sex but I am unsure if I'm pregnant. What concerned me is that my hands came in contact with other males hands and I saw that one of them had put there hands down their pants before. I used the same hands I touched the men's hands with to touch my vagina when I went to the bathroom. (My hands were dry and so were theirs At the time but I wasn't sure if there were any sperm or pre ejaculate there as it is too small to see!). So can I take my medication? It clearly stated that if I take it while pregnant there can be serious side effects.

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I am so glad you came to us with your question.

Please continue to take your medication as directed.

From what you shared, there was no possible way to become pregnant.

Pre ejaculate fluid does not itself contain sperm. Sperm can live outside the body for about 20 minutes. Once semen has dried, all sperm have died. So, there was no risk of getting any live sperm on your hands by touching the hands of these men.

Anonymous, your vagina is inside of your body. When you wiped yourself after using the toilet, you wiped your outer genital area, front to back, with toilet tissue. Again, there was no risk.

Hope this helps,

March 2, 2016 - 10:23am
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