you can't get pregnant on your period?

TiffanyW TiffanyW
FALSE! You can get pregnant anytime you have sex.
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Mwar Mwar
It is true that is is physically possible, just more unlikely for some women. If you tend to have quite short cycles, then it is possible for the ovaries to release an egg down the fallopian tube even while still having your period. Additionally, a woman can have sex on their period and not have an egg yet, but an egg could be released in 1-5 days when it is still possible for sperm to be alive.

The reason why this myth exists is because it some women's chance of getting pregnant during the first couple of days of their cycle is very low. If someone has a predictable, steady cycle that has an average or longer length, then the chance of the conceiving on their period of very low. It would be considered one of the safe days to engage in sex if a woman is using the rhythm method.
06/01/2013
TiffanyW TiffanyW
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Originally posted by Mwar
It is true that is is physically possible, just more unlikely for some women. If you tend to have quite short cycles, then it is possible for the ovaries to release an egg down the fallopian tube even while still having your period. Additionally, a ... More
It's impossible to know when you're ovulating unless you test it.
06/03/2013
Mwar Mwar
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Originally posted by TiffanyW
It's impossible to know when you're ovulating unless you test it.
It depends on what you define testing as. You can track your body temperature since there are notable changes in body temperature during and near ovulation, There's vaginal secretion checks since secretions change during ovulation. Then there are more accurate hormonal tests.

Additionally, some women can know with certain symptoms. Some experience pain in the pelvic area during ovulation, known as mittelschmerz.

The rhythm method is not as successful as consistent birth control compared to other approaches, but some women can use it successfully. I would not recommend it for most women who do not wish to become pregnant or would not want to deal with the possibility of accidental pregnancy.
06/04/2013
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