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Is it safe to have sex after period?

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Marianne DiNapoli
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

There is no time of your cycle it is overall 'safer' to have sex.
If you are referring to the chances of becoming pregnant, you are the most likely to become pregnant about two weeks after the start of your period. There is no guarantee that having sex right around your period will prevent pregnancy, however. If you are trying to avoid pregnancy, discuss birth control options with your physician.

In brief: Yes

There is no time of your cycle it is overall 'safer' to have sex.
If you are referring to the chances of becoming pregnant, you are the most likely to become pregnant about two weeks after the start of your period. There is no guarantee that having sex right around your period will prevent pregnancy, however. If you are trying to avoid pregnancy, discuss birth control options with your physician.
Marianne DiNapoli
Marianne DiNapoli
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Sex

No time in the cycle is safe regarding sexually transmitted diseases.
If you have a long period and a short cycle- it may put you close to ovulation. So, no, don't assume that you are safe from pregnancy.

In brief: Sex

No time in the cycle is safe regarding sexually transmitted diseases.
If you have a long period and a short cycle- it may put you close to ovulation. So, no, don't assume that you are safe from pregnancy.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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