Can a Girl Get Pregnant the First Time She Has Sex?enteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-expertAnswersRev-enHD-AR1.jpgFind out what the experts have to say.baby, sex, pregnant, sperm, vagina, intercourse, pregnancy, teen mom, teen pregnancy, std, oral, anal, vaginal, cum, come, orgasm, withdrawal, pull out, ejaculate, sexually transmitted disease, abstinence, abstain, condom, birth control, condom broke, penetration07/05/200702/06/201702/06/2017Steven Dowshen, MD01/01/2017948af5c1-e2de-4dc1-bd9e-e6fe2f3f5562https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/first-time.html/<p><em>Can a girl&nbsp;get pregnant the first time she has&nbsp;sex?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Jenna*</em></p> <p>Yes, a girl can become pregnant the first time she has sex. Anytime a girl has vaginal sex with a guy, she is at risk for becoming pregnant. Even if a guy ejaculates outside of but near a girl's vagina or pulls out before he comes, a girl can get pregnant.</p> <p>It's also possible to get a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std.html/">sexually transmitted disease (STD)</a> anytime you have sex, including the first time. Actually, whenever people have any kind of sexual contact (oral, anal, or vaginal), they run the risk of getting an STD.</p> <p>Here are some ways to&nbsp;reduce your chance of pregnancy and STDs:</p> <p><strong>Abstinence.</strong> The only way to completely prevent pregnancy and STDs is to abstain from all types of sex, including oral, vaginal, and anal sex.</p> <p><strong>Condoms to the rescue!</strong> If you are going to have sex, <a class="kh_anchor">condoms</a> are the best way to prevent pregnancy and STDs. <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/talk-about-condoms.html/">Talk with</a>&nbsp;your partner beforehand and let him know that condoms are necessary, <em>not</em> optional, even if you are using another form of birth control as well. And always toss a back-up condom&nbsp;in your purse before you go out, just in case he forgets one.</p> <p>If you and your partner had unprotected sex (or a condom broke), see your doctor for pregnancy and STD tests.</p> <p>If you have ever had sex, or are thinking about having sex, talk with your doctor about <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/bc-chart.html/">birth control options</a>, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-testing.html/">STD testing</a>, and ways to prevent STDs.</p> <p><em>*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.</em></p>Una mujer, ┬┐puede quedar embarazada la primera vez que mantiene relaciones sexuales?Una mujer, ┬┐puede quedar embarazada la primera vez que mantiene relaciones sexuales?https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/teens/first-time-esp.html/9a6475c3-2377-4343-af71-a2f0fd182ca3
About Birth ControlBefore you consider having sex, you need to know how to protect yourself. Read this article to get the basics on birth control.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/contraception.html/90f91fa7-99ad-4e73-aab1-4ec8af08e95d
Birth Control Methods: How Well Do They Work?Some birth control methods work better than others. This chart compares how well different birth control methods work.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/bc-chart.html/31584a43-ad61-44da-83a6-046a5a64825a
CondomsCondoms may be a good birth control option for couples who are responsible enough to use one each time and people who want protection against STDs.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/contraception-condom.html/601fb788-f049-40d9-b234-feb62dfbd78c
Irregular PeriodsWondering whether it's normal to have irregular periods? Get the facts about this common problem.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/irregular-periods.html/c3462379-b09e-41c0-8a67-9c0ebdc4b743
STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)You've probably heard lots of discouraging news about sexually transmitted diseases. The good news is that STDs can be prevented. Find out how to protect yourself.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std.html/587b3e0c-bd0d-4d3c-93fa-6e8b38768ac2
Talking to Your Partner About CondomsSome people - even those who are having sex - are embarrassed by the topic of condoms. Here are some tips for talking about condoms with your partner.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/talk-about-condoms.html/0bb7d994-2553-4c59-a7a7-fb63eb0926fc
Virginity: A Very Personal DecisionDeciding whether it's right for you to have sex is one of the most important decisions you'll ever have to make. Each person must use his or her own judgment and decide if it's the right time - and the right person.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/virginity.html/93f21366-9c67-4c18-80f3-e70d875935ca
kh:age-teenThirteenToNineteenkh:age-youngAdultEighteenPluskh:clinicalDesignation-adolescentMedicinekh:genre-qAndAkh:primaryClinicalDesignation-adolescentMedicineBirth Control, Pregnancy & STD Q&A for Teenshttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/expert/birth-control/121c8069-986e-444f-8c65-b8116310fbc8