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Is there such a thing as a safe time, that one will not get impregnated?
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
You need to have regular, predictable, consistent cycles.
If you do, you can calculate when you ovulate and avoid intercourse starting a few days before ovulation to a few days after.

In brief: Yes
You need to have regular, predictable, consistent cycles.
If you do, you can calculate when you ovulate and avoid intercourse starting a few days before ovulation to a few days after.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Michael Flax
But be careful. You ovulate 14 days before your next period, and this can vary one or two days,ergo, you won't know if you were safe until after your next period starts. Also, the egg is viable for about 24 hours, but sperm is viable for 96 hours, so count carefully.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
In brief: No
If when you say safe you mean 99-100%: in theory 'yes, ' in practice a big 'no.
' this is called the 'rhythm method' and has a failure rate of around 30% at best, often much worse.

In brief: No
If when you say safe you mean 99-100%: in theory 'yes, ' in practice a big 'no.
' this is called the 'rhythm method' and has a failure rate of around 30% at best, often much worse.
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