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A 23-year-old male asked:

Hi doc, is it possible to get pregnant 17 days after my girls period.? (17 days including 5 days bleeding).. please help thanks

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: Mid cycle is actually a favorable time to get pregnant.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: The most fertile time for "your girl" to get pregnant is when she ovulates 14 days before her period starts, so if she is regular it is usually mid cycle around the 14th day, which would put her time frame in your question at the ovulatory time of her cycle. If you do not want her to be pregnant you need to use birth control, condoms for example which cover pregnancy as well as sti's. Best wishes.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: Pregnancy has been documented on any day of a woman's cycle including during menses. Some days are more favorable than others and cycle irregularity makes predicting egg release more difficult. If you don't want a girl pregnant use birth control.

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