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my son and his girlfriend had sex 4 or 5 days after her period ended. what is the possibility that she might be pregnant?

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replied December 12th, 2011
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A girl becomes closer to her fertile days/ovulation time after finishing with her periods. If she is having regular menstrual cycles of 28-30 days, her fertile days would lie between days 8-18 taking day 1 as first day of bleeding. Sperms can stay alive for 3-5 days inside the female reproductive tract, and egg once release can stay alive for 6-7 days. The chances of pregnancy are possible if the intercourse was unprotected (and if she is not on any form of birth control measure). Wait and watch for her periods. Look out for development of any new symptoms if pregnancy is suspected. She should visit her gynecologist for further evaluation and assistance if she does not get her periods within 10 days of expected period dates, or gets abnormal bleeding. If pregnancy gets ruled out and if they intend to remain sexually active, he should consider getting her started on suitable regular birth control measures to be protected (after her periods). She should be regular with birth control use as instructed. They should avoid having unprotected sexual contact.
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