Hello, I’m 25 yo and I became sexually active just 1 year ago. My periods are very irregular, fyi. On the 17th of last month (Feb) i had unprotected sex and a week after that i had my period (on the 25th), and it was lighter than normally. It lasted around 8 days as my previous periods, so it finished on the 3rd of March. Yesterday (March 12) it showed up again and we had unprotected intercourse, first using the pull out method (he pulled out in time) and then again this time using a condom. My question is… do you think what i had on the 25th of february was ovulation spotting? And do you think i should take the morning after pill to make sure that no pregnancy occurs this month? How likely am i to get pregnant whilst on period? Thanks03/13/2016 at 11:51 am
Hello olivia montgomery,
Ovulation spotting or bleeding is very light, and its duration is normally very short. So, it is not possible that the bleeding you had for 8 days was due to ovulation, it must be your period. If, as you say, your periods are irregular on a normal basis, then it is not uncommon that it was lighter than before.
As for the morning-after pill, it’s effect is less accurate two days after unsafe intercourse than if taken within the following 24 hours post intercourse. Although quite low, the chances of getting pregnancy whilst on your period do exist. You should use a birth control method anytime you have intercourse to make sure that an unwanted pregnancy does not occur.
See also: Can you get pregnant while on your period?
I hope I have been able to help,
Best regards03/16/2016 at 4:56 pm
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