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can i become pregnant right after my period?

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Hello i just got of my period a day or two ago and my boyfriend and i had sex today and used no protection. Is there a chance that i could become pregnant after having sex right after getting of of my period?

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replied May 27th, 2011
Getting Pregnant Answer A23421
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You are closer to your ovulation day (egg release from ovary) after you finish your periods, hence chances of pregnancy cannot be ruled out completely. For a menstrual cycle of 28-30 days, fertile days would lie between day 8-16 taking day 1 as first day of bleeding. You can consider taking emergency contraception (within 48-72 hours of the intercourse) to prevent pregnancy.
If you intend to remain sexually active, consider visiting your gynecologist to get started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after you start with your periods). Be regular with birth control use as instructed. Avoid having unprotected sexual contact. Wait and watch for your next period.
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