Concerns about ejaculate leakage during conception

Fertility Specialist Kristin Bendikson, MD, shares advice for women concerned about ejaculate leakage during conception and if that attributes to infertility
Concerns About Ejaculate Leakage During Conception
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Concerns about ejaculate leakage during conception

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It’s very common for women to have a leakage of a small amount of fluid out of the vagina after intercourse. That fluid is the ejaculate. The ejaculate is composed of both fluid and the sperm. There is a tremendous amount of sperm within the ejaculate, so it is okay if some of the ejaculate actually comes out. And in fact what happens is right after ejaculation the sperm migrate from the ejaculate directly into the cervical mucus and this happens very quickly. The sperm that have the ability to actually get to the fallopian tubes and eventually fertilize the egg will make this transition from the ejaculate into the cervical mucus really quickly. So in fact, any of the ejaculate that leaks out after intercourse, in all likelihood is deficient of the sperm that will eventually have the capacity to fertilize the egg. If however, you are very worried about this, an easy solution is to take a pillow, put it under your pelvis and tilt the pelvis up after intercourse for a few minutes. However, you do have to understand that leakage of the ejaculate out of the vagina has never been proven to cause infertility and even using a pillow is not likely to improve your chances of conceiving.

Fertility Specialist Kristin Bendikson, MD, shares advice for women concerned about ejaculate leakage during conception and if that attributes to infertility

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Kristin Bendikson, MD

Fertility Specialist

Dr. Kristin A. Bendikson joined USC Fertility after finishing her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Harvard Medical School and completing her subspecialty training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the internationally renowned Center for Reproductive Medicine and Infertility at Cornell University Medical College. During that time, she received intensive training in ovulation induction, in vitro fertilization and fertility surgery, as well as the management of other disorders including recurrent pregnancy loss, endometriosis, and polycystic ovarian syndrome. Kristin received her undergraduate degree from UCLA and attended the prestigious New York University School of Medicine. Her extensive training and years in practice have prepared her to deal with the most difficult and challenging cases.

Kristin holds the title of Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the USC Keck School of Medicine. She is the currently the principal investigator of several research projects including the study of zygote intrafallopian tube transfer for women of advanced reproductive age, aging of the uterine endometrium and vitamin D and its role in infertility. It is her goal to provide the highest quality care for her patients and to help them fulfill their desire of having a healthy baby. In addition, she strives to guide her patients through what can be a trying and difficult journey by providing them with the support and personal attention they need.

Fertility expert, teacher, and researcher, Kristin is also a married mother of two. She resides in West Los Angeles with her family.

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