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what days of a menstrual cycle can one have sex to prevent pregnancy?

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Dr. Andrew Silverman
Fertility Medicine 49 years experience
Safe sex: The days to have sex to avoid conceiving are 4 days prior to ovulation to 3 days after ovulation (one week out of the cycle). This method is called the billings method of contraception, and you can learn about it online. The critical fact if that you have to know your own cycle well for it to work. If you don't they it is possible that you will conceive. At age 47 the chances of pregnancy are low.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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