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hi, i was wondering if i a woman could get pregnant if had sex a week after they're menstruation??

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replied June 1st, 2010
Ovulation and Ovaries Answer A12758
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The woman’s chance of getting pregnant depends on the fact whether the egg is present in the body or not at the time of intercourse. Based on the menstrual cycle’s regularity and length, this time of ovulation can be calculated.
As per the history given by you, your cycles are of 31 days, and regular. Keeping this in mind if we calculate your ovulation time, it would be between days 8-16 of the menstrual cycle (taking day 1 as first day of the bleeding). So any unprotected intercourse between days 7-18 can result in pregnancy.
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