In order to get pregnant, intercourse must occur around the time of ovulation
(releasing an egg).
Ovulation usually takes place about two weeks before menstruation
, which makes it unlikely (but not 100% impossible) you would become pregnant from intercourse around the time of your period. If you are trying to avoid pregnancy
, be sure to discuss effective birth control
options with your doctor.
Answer assisted by Marianne Di Napoli, Medical Student