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Can A Woman Get Pregnant If She Has Unprotected Intercourse During Her Period?

Can A Woman Get Pregnant If She Has Unprotected Sex During Her Period

A common fertility myth is that there is no chance of getting pregnant if a woman has unprotected intercourse while on her period. Although the chances are lower, the possibility isn’t completely down to zero.

The average menstrual cycle lasts for 28-35 days, and it’s in the middle of that cycle when a woman is most fertile. Ovulation, when the ovary releases an egg cell, usually happens on day 14-21, and can last for 12-48 hours. The chances of getting pregnant are the highest three days before, and up to the day of ovulation. For a pregnancy to happen, the sperm cell must be able to fertilize the egg cell. These sperm cells can live for three to five days in a woman’s reproductive system. Having unprotected intercourse five days before a woman ovulates can also lead to a pregnancy.

Even if a woman is on her period, she can still get pregnant if she has unprotected intercourse in these situations: 

  • Spotting from ovulation. This spotting is often called ovulation bleeding. This is when a woman bleeds and confuses it as her period — but it’s actually caused by ovulation.
  • Ovulating even before her period stops.
  • Ovulating a few days after her period stops. Since sperm cells can survive inside a woman’s body for a few days, she can get pregnant if she has intercourse during her period and ovulates within the next few days.

Takeaway

Although it’s unlikely for a woman to get pregnant if she has unprotected intercourse while she’s on her period, there is still a chance that she will. A woman’s fertility changes throughout her menstrual cycle. Some of the factors that can affect it are the length of her cycles, when she ovulates, and when she has intercourse.

Tracking menstrual cycles for at least six months will help you determine when fertility is at its peak and at its lowest. It can take some time to see the pattern.

The best way to enjoy intercourse during menstruation without worrying about the chances of getting pregnant is to use contraceptives, such as condoms, IUDs, pills, and injectables.

There are a lot of contraceptives that are highly effective at preventing unplanned pregnancies, but condoms also offer protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Know about your choices and talk about it with your partner.

Sources:

https://kidshealth.org/en/teens/sex-during-period.html

https://www.healthline.com/health/pregnancy/sex-on-period#takeaway

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/324829.php#summary

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9 thoughts on “Can A Woman Get Pregnant If She Has Unprotected Intercourse During Her Period?

    1. Yes po, may chance pa rin. Kahit na hindi sa loob ng kanyang pwerta lumabas ‘yung semilya (semen/cum) ng kanyang boyfriend, may posibilidad pa rin na may sperm ang kanyang pre-cum, na maaari pa ring magresulta sa pagbubuntis. If gagawin po niya ang Yuzpe Method within 72 hours after unprotected sex, up to 88% chance na hindi siya mabubuntis.

      1. Yes po. Ito po ang sagot:
        Bagaman mas mababa ang tsansa, hindi pa rin nawawala ang posibilidad. Ang karaniwang siklo ng regla ay tumatagal ng 28-35 araw, at nasa kalagitnaan ng siklo na iyon kung saan pinakamayabong ang babae. Ang obulasyon (ovulation), paglabas ng obaryo (ovary) ng isang selulang itlog, kadalasang nangyayari sa araw na 14-21, at maaaring tumagal ng 12-48 na oras. Ang posibilidad na mabuntis ay pinakamataas sa tatlong araw bago, at hanggang sa araw mismo ng obulasyon. Para mangyari ang pagbubuntis, ang esperma ay dapat na mapertilisa (fertilize) ang selulang itlog. Ang mga esperma ay maaaring mabuhay nang tatlo hanggang limang araw sa sistemang reproduktibo ng babae, na nangangahulugan na maaaring humantong sa pagbubuntis kapag nakipagtalik nang walang proteksyon ang babae limang araw bago siya mag-obyula.

        Kahit na nireregla ang babae, maaari pa rin siyang mabuntis kung siya ay nakipagtalik nang walang proteksyon sa ilang mga sitwasyong ito:

        – Nakakaranas ng pagdurugo mula sa obulasyon. Ang pagdurugo na ito ay madalas na tinatawag na ovulation bleeding (pagdurugo sa obulasyon), na kung saan ang isang babae ay nagdurugo at inaakalang regla na ito — ngunit ito ay sanhi talaga ng obulasyon.
        – Nag-obula kahit na BAGO pa huminto ang kanyang regla.
        – Nag-obula ng ILANG ARAW PAGKATAPOS MATAPOS ANG REGLA. Dahil ang mga esperma ay maaaring mabuhay sa loob ng katawan ng babae nang ilang araw, maaari siyang mabuntis kung nakikipagtalik nang walang proteksyon habang siya’y nireregla, at saka nag-obula sa loob ng mga susunod na araw.

  1. So, nagbabasa po kami ng best friend ko ngayon ng tungkol sa mga pregnancy thing po dahil naba-bother na daw po siya. Virgin po kasi siya at 1st time niya daw po kasing makipagtalik sa boyfriend niya, possible daw po ba na mabuntis siya, 1st day after ng period niya? Hindi daw po kasi sila gumamit ng pang protect daw pero sa labas naman daw po nilabas ng boyfriend niya yung sperm. Salamat po.

      1. Nag start daw po ang period niya nung March 5 tapos may spotting pa daw po nung March 9 and 10, pero nung March 10 daw po sila nagsex.

      2. P.S. tapos hanggang ngayon daw po ay meron parin siyang spotting. Ganun daw po kasi talaga siya magkaperiod

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