I am not taking or touching the supplement, but am concerned if he can pass it to me somehow?
Not a medical person here. But common sense tells you that it won't hurt the fetus.
Normal couples continue to have sexual relations during a pregnancy, without harm to a fetus or baby. This includes males who have high testosterone levels and low levels.
While there IS a concern about transference of the drug from topical gels during skin to skin contact between a man and a woman, there is no reason to fear that it is present in his semen any more than normal. To avoid skin to skin transfer, the FDA has mandated manufactures of Testim educate the public about this risk, and to tell subjects to wash thoroughly before engaging in this close of contact. A simple shower before swimming, cuddling or love-making should be sufficent. Warnings do not address semen or genital contact, simply because the drug is not applied there in any quantity.
I wouldn't worry, but to set your mind at ease, ask your doctor at your next pre-natal check-up. You might even ask before you actually go in, so they have time to research the question before you get in the office with them and pop the question.
Good luck and congrats on the coming child!
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