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Is Pregnancy Possible during Withdrawal Bleeding from EC

By Anonymous October 15, 2014 - 1:25pm
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My boyfriend and I had unprotected sex on October 5th. I took the Morning After Pill the next day. He had a slip up on the 11th and during the same time I had experienced withdrawal bleeding. I should have ovulated the next day, on the 12th, but I'm unsure if my ovulation day was delayed because of the pill. So I'm wondering if there's a chance that I could be pregnant even while experiencing the withdrawal bleeding from the pill on took on October 6th and if my ovulation day was actually delayed. My next cycle is expect in less than 2 weeks.

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Hi Anonymous. Thank you for your question and for choosing EmpowHER!  

Anytime you have unprotected sex, you risk pregnancy, and it is possible that the "slip up" on the 11th could impact you. There is no perfectly safe time, although couples who very carefully track the woman’s menstrual cycle and are very knowledgeable about her reproductive system often can, with a strong degree of certainty, avoid pregnancy. But this is not a fail-safe method.

The highest risk of pregnancy is during the second and third weeks of the menstrual cycle. While a normal cycle is considered anywhere between 21 and 35 days, the average is about 28 days.  Ovulation (the time when a woman is fertile) occurs mid month, this averages to day 14 every month give or take several days before and after. If a woman has unprotected sex around this time, she may get pregnant. A woman who has unprotected sex has about a 20% chance of pregnancy.

Hope that helps,


October 15, 2014 - 5:12pm
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