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Can you get pregnant if you have sex on your period?
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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not likely
If you have regular cycles you can only get pregnant around mid cycle (about 14 days before the next period should start).
If you have irregular periods or spotting for other reasons you may possibly have ovulated close to an episode of bleeding. If you are not trying to get pregnant, it makes sense to use birth control all the time.

In brief: Not likely
If you have regular cycles you can only get pregnant around mid cycle (about 14 days before the next period should start).
If you have irregular periods or spotting for other reasons you may possibly have ovulated close to an episode of bleeding. If you are not trying to get pregnant, it makes sense to use birth control all the time.
Dr. John Weeks
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Yes
Not the ideal time to get pregnant if that is the goal but also not a reliable form of birth control.
Intercourse at any time in the cycle can lead to pregnancy, so reliable prevention is from birth control pills, condoms and abstinence.

In brief: Yes
Not the ideal time to get pregnant if that is the goal but also not a reliable form of birth control.
Intercourse at any time in the cycle can lead to pregnancy, so reliable prevention is from birth control pills, condoms and abstinence.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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