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Can you get pregnant the first day of your period?

By Anonymous March 10, 2011 - 7:09pm
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My boyfriend and I had sex but he pulled out before he came. Later that night my period arrived. Is it possible that I could be pregnant?

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Yes, you can get pregnant while on your period. If you want to learn more about sex on period, I recommend you to visit this website - http://www.sexonperiod.com/ There are amazing tips! It helped me, a lot.

August 8, 2011 - 6:14am
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Hi Anonymous,
As mentioned above, our bodies are really unpredictable. Do you have a question specific to your situation, perhaps?
Thank you,

March 13, 2011 - 11:28am
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So if I have a regular cyle of about 30 days ovulation can still occur within the first 5 days, the amount of time sperm can live in my body?

March 13, 2011 - 11:00am

Hi Anonymous,
Thanks for your question and for finding EmpowHER. The withdrawal method of birth control is only about 70% effective at preventing pregnancy. Pre-cum actually doesn't itself contain sperm, but there is the risk that it could catch sperm left in your boyfriend's system and carry it outside of his penis when engaging in sexual activity. So the risk is small, but it's still risk.
Condoms are roughly 98% effective, and birth control pills are 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.
There really is no "safe time" to have sex as our bodies and when we ovulate can be unpredictable--sperm can live in your reproductive system for up to 5 days. So if you were to ovulate in the next days after engaging in sex and the sperm was still in there, it could fertilize the egg.
Also please take note that having a period is an indication you are not pregnant. If you get your period next month, you're not pregnant. This period you are having or just had is not connected with that sex event--the next one is. But just like our other member said, the risk is minimal. You may want to make sure you don't put yourself at further risk for unwanted pregnancy just to be safe and to lessen your worry.
Good luck and let us know how you're doing. For more information, please thoughtfully review the following articles:
Answers for Women: Am I Pregnant After Unprotected Sex?, and Am I Pregnant? Myths and Facts About Sex
Hope this all makes sense to you. If you have questions after reading the articles, let us know.

March 11, 2011 - 7:29am

There is a chance, there is always a chance with any unprotected intercourse. The pull out action is pointless and alot of people do not know this but there is sperm that can get you pregnant in the pre-cum. But your chances are very slim. If you do not want to be pregnant id be taking more precaution, there is alot of different contraceptions out to suit different people :)

March 11, 2011 - 5:38am
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