Safe Period

Safe period refers to particular days in the women's menstrual cycle when it is safe to have unprotected sex without carrying a great chance of conception. It is possible to calculate the safe period if the lady has regular cycles.

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What are the chances of pregnancy by having sex after four days of periods?

Query: Hi doctor, We had sex after four days of her period. What is the chance of pregnancy?  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The chance of pregnancy usually depends upon menstrual cycle and period flow days. Usually ovulation occurs 14 days before next period date. That is 8th to 16th day of menstrual cycle are the most fertile days. If you had sex four to five days before and t...  Read Full »

What is the risk of pregnancy through genital rubbing?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 24 year old girl. I am a virgin, but I got close to my fiance the day before yesterday (20th day of my menstrual cycle). We did not have intercourse, but our genitals rubbed against each other multiple times. Is there any chance of me getting pregnant? Should I go for an I-pill? Als...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your cycles have been regular, then intimacy on day-20 of your cycle would place you in the safe period. The life of the ovum is only 24 hours and ovulation occurs by mid-cycle. Also, there was no intercourse involved. Pre-cum has sperms, but if the ejaculation wa...  Read Full »

I am on regular pill and had a plan B pill after sex, which I had post 11 days of abortion. Am I safe?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 31-year-old female who just had a surgical abortion. It was my first and only pregnancy. I started taking the pill immediately (the same day as the procedure) and have taken it religiously at the same time daily ever since. I was put on Doxy as an antibiotic to make sure I did n...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. Firstly as you had a surgical abortion, it was any way sure that you would not ovulate soon in this cycle and your menses would be delayed. But, you chose to be on the oral contraceptive, which was correct, but at the same time, Doxycycline as ...  Read Full »

Can sex on the fourth day of periods result in pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex on the 4th day of periods and took i-pill after 69th hour. Is there any chance to get pregnant?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are no chances of pregnancy as you had sex on the 4th day of your cycle and you were in your safe period when ovulation would not have taken place and hence no chances of conception or fertilization. Moreover you have taken an i-pill as well within 72 ho...  Read Full »

After I-pill, I had a flow but it was not heavy. What is the chance of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I need an urgent help. I was on my fifth day of my periods and I made out with my partner. I had my pants and my panty on and he had his penis out. He ejaculated on my pant, and I saw that some portion of my panty was wet as well. And I felt wet in the skin of the lower portion of abd...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? I do not see any reason for you to worry. Let me start by giving few basic facts about the period. Usually, ovulation occurs on the 12th to the 16th day of periods and life of the egg is 24 hours. The life of the sperm is 72 hours. So there is n...  Read Full »

I want some premarital advice. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old and soon I am going to get married. My doubts are, what are the birth control methods I can follow. What precaution should I follow for short-term and long-term birth control? May I know the difficulties which a girl face during her periods? I have no idea about that. S...  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist, Andrologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read and understood your problem. Regarding birth control, you can use a condom or your wife can use oral contraceptive pill OCP. There are several brands having no major difference so use easily available one. These are the two best suitable for newlyweds. It ...  Read Full »

We planned to have intercourse on the day after period ends. Is that a safe period?

Query: Hi doctor, My partner's menstrual cycle ends today, and she is willing to do intercourse tomorrow. Does this day come under a fertile period? What can I do to have protected sex? Do condoms provide safe protection?  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If she has regular periods of 28 days and if she has bled for four days, then it does not come under fertile period. In 28 days cycle, a fertile period comes from day 8 to day 13. She can start taking oral contraceptive pills cyclically, and it gives proper contraceptio...  Read Full »

Missing periods after having sex on first day of cycle. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had intercourse with my girlfriend on the fourth day of her cycle. The next morning she took Unwanted 72 (emergency birth control pill) since it was unprotected. After one week around she had light periods, which continued for three to four days. The next month she got a delayed period....  Read Full »


Dr. Richa Agarwal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. The chances of pregnancy are almost nil in your case, as she had unprotected sex in her safe period days. She should repeat her urine pregnancy test after five days and share her results with us (though the ch...  Read Full »

Should my fiancee take Primolut N to get her withdrawal bleed?

Query: Hi doctor, I had protected sex with my fiancee, but the condom leaked. She had an I-pill within two hours. It was just after her period cycle. She had spotting after a week which lasted for a day and again after 15 days. It has been 17 days now since she missed her regular period date. We took a u...  Read Full »


Dr. Aparna M Sathawane

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Childbirth Educator, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is common to get an irregular period after taking I-pill. Consider spotting after taking I-pill as the new period date. You can expect her next period as per this date. The pregnancy test will be negative as you had intercourse in the safe period. Do not worry about p...  Read Full »

My wife has spotting.There are no signs of pregnancy.Can this be the side effect of ipill?

Query: Hello doctor, Me and my wife had sex on 12th January and she took ipill on 13th January. She had her periods on 21st January. We again had sex on 25th January and 10th February with protection (condoms). On the 10th evening some spotting started and it stopped on 17th February. The spotting was dark...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The bleeding due to menses on 21st January after ipill confirmatively rules out pregnancy which could have occurred due to sex on 13th January. The repeat sexual intercourse held on 25th January (she was in her safe period and hence pregnancy is unlikely) and then ...  Read Full »

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