Can you get pregnant if you’re on your period? I mean had a tampon in and he was just rubbing the outside of my vagina and he didn’t go in really at all. But you know if there’s still the thought of pre-cum that just pops in my mind and if it… you know. I have two days before I can start my birth control again. It’s really bothering me.

 

It’s important to say that pregnancy depends on ovulation- the process in which an egg is released. Ovulation can happen at any time during someone’s period, making pregnancy possible at different times during their cycle.

With that being said, know that pregnancy is possible whenever semen comes in contact with the vagina. So although you are having your period, if you’ve had any unprotected sex, pregnancy can be a possibility. The best way to avoid pregnancy is to use forms of birth control consistently and correctly.

In addition, although pre ejaculate does not contain sperm, it can pick up left over sperm in the urethra on the way out, which can cause a risk of pregnancy.

Just a reminder, depending on what birth control you’re using, if you are taking it consistently and correctly there is a reduction of risk of pregnancy as well.

If you have any more questions or want to make an appointment at Teen Clinic to talk about birth control or anything else give us a call! 303-442-5160