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By Anonymous August 22, 2014 - 3:57am
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Hi I have an odd question but it's for real. I suffer an irrational phobia. I am currently on yaz and I was waiting for my withdrawal bleeding to start so over the last few days I have been inserting my finger into my vagina to feel my cervix. I put my finger deep inside and really rubbed my cervix, I did this quite a few times over the past days. My bleeding started today, but now I am worried that maybe I have caused myself to become pregnant by doing this (maybe I touched a door handle that contained sperm and then it was transferred into my vagina?) Is this just ridiculous thoughts or have I put myself at risk of pregnancy? So anxious! Please no hurtful comments.

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Hello deesam,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to us with your concern. We are here to help and would never reply in a hurtful way.

Cognitive behavior therapy or CBT is something you might consider.

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a form of treatment that focuses on examining the relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. By exploring patterns of thinking that lead to self-destructive actions and the beliefs that direct these thoughts, people can modify their patterns of thinking to improve coping.

Regarding your specific question, there was no chance for pregnancy.
Having your period confirms that you are not pregnant.

As a rule of thumb, once semen dries, sperm dies. It is very unlikely that there would be any sperm on objects that you may have touched.

To conceive, you must be ovulating and have unprotected sexual intercourse.

You can relax:)

August 22, 2014 - 9:16am
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