My boyfriend and I have been having sex. I think I may be pregnant, but I’m unsure because I’m on my period…

…I did not get it in August, I got it September 1st. And now I’m just getting it October 9th. It feels like I may be pregnant. I have no idea what to do.

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. If this has happened and/or you are having unprotected sex, there is a risk for pregnancy. 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.

The only way you can know for sure though if you’re pregnant is to take a pregnancy test 14 days after your most recent sexual contact. At that time, you will get an accurate result. Teen Clinic offers pregnancy tests for free or at a low-cost. You can call us at 303-442-5160 to make an appointment to get a pregnancy test.