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A 32-year-old member asked:

is it safe to have unprotected sex during menstruation?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Depends: When you say safe are you referrring to getting pregnant? If so then it is very unlikely you will get pregnant while on your period. Often people mistake other vaginal bleeding episodes for their actual period. If you do not want to be pregnant you should be on birth control and using condoms. Stds can be passed at anytime if sex is unprotected.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Unprotected sex: There is no time during the cycle that one is protected from sexually transmitted diseases. A female could become pregnant at the end of her period if she had a long period and a short cycle. It is best to consistently use protection if pregnancy is not desired.

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Last updated Nov 10, 2018

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