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A 20-year-old female asked:

Can you still get pregnant if i have sex a day before ovulation?

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Dr. Olga Sarkodie
undefined 31 years experience
Yes: Due to lifetime of the egg and sperm.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Actually conception is more likely when the sperm are present in the fallopian tube in advance of ovulation.

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