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Im 40. I do not want to get pregnant. What r the chanced having sex using withdrawal during ovulation?

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Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Low but not zero

Your chances of successful conception are less than if you were 25 years old due to a decrease in egg quality.
However, you are still fertile until you stop having periods. Withdrawal method is not a good form of birth control because a small amount of sperm can come from the penis even before full ejaculation. Better to wear condoms especially in the first half of the cycle.

In brief: Low but not zero

Your chances of successful conception are less than if you were 25 years old due to a decrease in egg quality.
However, you are still fertile until you stop having periods. Withdrawal method is not a good form of birth control because a small amount of sperm can come from the penis even before full ejaculation. Better to wear condoms especially in the first half of the cycle.
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