When is there risk of pregnancy? Before or after menstruation? I have a cycle of 28 days.

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.

With that being said, pregnancy is possible whenever semen comes in contact with the vagina.  There is always a risk of pregnancy when this occurs.

If someone is taking a birth control method, this reduces the individual’s risk of getting pregnant. Condoms are also a great barrier method to reduce the risk of pregnancy and STIs 

If you need to make an appointment at our Teen Clinic to discuss any questions you may have or talk about birth control, give us a call! 303-442-5160