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l had my menses on 22 April and had unprotective sex on 11 of May. C an l get pregnant?

By Anonymous May 16, 2011 - 6:19am
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Hi Anonymous,
Thank you for your question and for finding EmpowHER. Anytime you have sexual intercourse and don't use any kind of protection (condoms, spermicide, withdrawal, birth control pills), you put yourself at risk for getting pregnant.
You will need to see if you get your next period to know if you did get pregnant from this event. It is important you not put yourself at further risk to avoid excessive worry, and confusion. If you don't get your period when expected, you can take a home pregnancy test or call your doctor's office to request a pregnancy test.
For more information, please review these articles: Answers for Women: Am I Pregnant After Unprotected Sex?, and Am I Pregnant? Myths and Facts About Sex
Good luck, and let us know how you're doing.

May 16, 2011 - 6:43am
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Hi Anon

Anytime you have unprotected sex, you can get pregnant. Based on your dates, then you may have been right in the middle of your ovulation period, or possibly (and hopefully) past it, depending on the kind of cycle you have- but we can't tell you if you are pregnant - just that you may be.

If you are not ready for a baby, you need to stop having unprotected sex and sure you always use condoms or some other reliable form of birth control.

Good luck and thanks for writing!

May 16, 2011 - 7:53am
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