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Chlorine Role in Reducing Pregnancy Risk

Published on, 05 July, 2023. Answered by Dr. Shoroq Elbeshbeshy and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


Can chlorine effectively eliminate semen inside a womans body, thus reducing the likelihood of pregnancy?

Answered by Dr. Shoroq Elbeshbeshy


Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Chlorine is commonly used in swimming pools to kill bacteria and microorganisms. However, it is not a safe or effective method to eliminate or kill sperm inside a woman body. Pregnancy can occur even with a small amount of semen, and it is not recommended to rely on chlorine or any chemicals as effective contraception. Hope this answers your query.



About Dr. Shoroq Elbeshbeshy

Dr. Shoroq Elbeshbeshy

Obstetrician and Gynecologist

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