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A 18-year-old female asked:

If i have a normal cycle 28/29 days long can i get pregnant on my period?

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Dr. Jane Lykins
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Very unlikely: If your hormones were thrown off by anything such as stress, antibiotics, diet change, etc, there is a very slight chance a egg could still be viable and get fertilized during your period. This is very unlikely, however, and menstruation is considered the "safest" time to not get pregnant.

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