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If you have unprotected sex when you are not ovulating, could you still get pregnant?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
You can unless you : You can unless you are sure when you are ovulating.Sperms can live for three to 5 days after ejaculation in vagina.So if your ovulation happen to occur earlier or later than predicted around mid period, you have a chance to get pregnant.
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
No: Egg+sperm is required for pregnancy. I just hope you are correct about "not ovulating" status. If ttc fine, otherwise, should use some form of birth control.

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A 19-year-old female asked:

Is it healthy if your pregnant but still having unprotected sex?

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Is it good to still have unprotected sex if you're pregnant?

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Dr. Robert Killian
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Haveing sex while ovulating but he pulls out can I get pregnant?

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A 30-year-old female asked:

Can you still get pregnant if you have unprotected sex 4 days after ovulation?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
No, but...: 4 days after a certain ovulation is way too late, but since most women do not know for certain when ovulation is - usually its an estimate - might still be a small chance of pregnancy if the ovulation was later than you thought. Good wishes.

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