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Likelihood of pregnancy after an unprotected sexual encounter

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ok well i had unprotected sex about 3 to 4 days ago and so there was a possablady that i may be pregnant well the day after i got a peripod that was way off. i mean i wasn't suppose to get it for 3 more weeks so i was just wondering if that mean if iam not or if i am or if i could still be pregnant

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replied January 8th, 2009
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Theoretically, every unprotected sexual encounter might end up with pregnancy. It is not clearly explained how your menstrual cycles are , when your last period was and when your next one is about to come. Given the data you provided, you might have had various irregularities in your cycle, which additionally makes it more difficult to find out which of the days have been fertile (ovulatory). Therefore, since it is too late for post-coital contraception (“morning after pill”) it might be recommended to use a barrier method of contraception, like a condom with spermicides (which also prevents a person from getting STDs), to wait until the date when your next period is supposed to come and if your period is late, to do a home pregnancy test 5-7 days after the missing period (home pregnancy tests which are done a week after the missing period are 97% sure).

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