I had unprotected sex with my partner on the 5th day of my period. Is there any chance to get pregnant? If yes then how can I avoid it?

Pregnancy is possible whenever sperm comes into contact with the vagina. Since there was unprotected sex, there is a risk of pregnancy.

It is important to say 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 during, before,and after the period.

Unless you are practicing the natural family planning method, it can be extremely difficult, if not impossible to know when exactly you are ovulating. This means that even if you keep a period calendar, you need to be also keeping track of ovulation by doing things like taking your temperature and checking your cervical mucus daily. This method is often used after consulting a doctor. A doctor would advise you on how to correctly use this method.

Emergency contraception is an option if pregnancy is not desired.  Emergency contraception can be taken up to 5 days after, and is more effective the sooner it is taken.

Starting a birth control method would be a great way to reduce the risk of pregnancy. Condoms are also a great barrier method to reduce the risk of pregnancy and STIs. 

If you want to make an appointment to talk about starting birth control or for anything else, give our Teen Clinic a call! 303-442-5160