can you get pregnant if you have sex during your period then dont take the pill again?

If you stop taking oral

If you stop taking oral contraceptives, your fertility could return right away.

Generally, you cannot get pregnant during the first 5-6 days of your period. However some women experience some mid-cycle spotting, which they may mistake for a period. This spotting occurs during ovulation. Therefore if you have sex during mid-cycle spotting, pregnancy can occur. So, unless you are practicing Natural Family Planning, you should assume that you can get pregnant at any time.

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Best of luck,
Dr. Williams

Monnica Williams, Ph.D.
Sex Education Advisor.

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