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having sex when on period or menstration dose it cause pregnant to a woman

By Anonymous January 5, 2017 - 6:45am
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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for coming to us with your question if a woman can become pregnant if she has intercourse while having her period.

Citing the American Pregnancy Association, "...having sex during your period will more than likely not result in getting pregnant. More than likely, your ovulation is several days away decreasing any chances of conceiving during this time.

However, there are exceptions. The above applies to women who have typical 28 to 30 day or longer cycles. If you happen to be one of the individuals who has a shorter cycle there is a chance you could get pregnant while having sex during your period.

If your cycle is shorter, for example, every 21 to 24 days, this means you are ovulating earlier in the cycle. Sperm can live inside you for 2, 3 and up to 5 days. You could have sex towards the end of your bleeding and then actually conceive 4 or 5 days later with your early ovulation.

The probabilities of getting pregnant while on your period are low, but the possibilities are there."


January 5, 2017 - 9:14am
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