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A 37-year-old male asked:

I have a 51 year old partner who is afraid of getting pregnant. she has not reached menopause yet. i had unprotected sex with her once. what are the chances she can conceive?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Still possible: Although, we know that as women age it's harder for them to get pregnant, nonetheless things happen. I have a patient who conceived at the age of 50, so your partner has legit reasons to worry. If she's never had kids before, though, her chances are very slim, probably equal to 0, but .... -- hey, the bible tells us that 50 is not the limit, so listen to her!
Dr. Aruna Bakhru
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Slim chance: Chances are very slim but cannot be 100 % sure without a pregnancy test if she misses her period. I would not lose any sleep over it.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Zero: She cannot conceive naturally at age 51.

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