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 is the safe period for intercourse to prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex three days ago. My stomach was itching, and my vagina was bleeding. I was scared that I was pregnant, so I was about to take the emergency contraception pill. But yesterday I got my periods. Am I safe right now?  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. For getting pregnant, the sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female. These sperms then need to fertilize an egg which may or may not be available depending upon the ovulation pattern of the...  Read Full »

How to determine safe period in a menstrual cycle?

Query: Hi doctor,I am on my period. Twenty-fourth of this month, my periods started. Which is my safe period? I need to know about both the safe period and the unsafe period. I also need to know about ovulation. Kindly guide me.  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com For a 28 day cycle, every menstrual cycle is divided into: 1) Day one to five, day one is when your period starts (day one of the period). Five days post start of the period is considered to be the safest to prevent pregnancy. 2) Day 11 to 17 is considered a perio...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex this morning. Should my partner need to take a contraceptive?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected intercourse this morning. But, I am not sure whether I had ejaculated inside. Should my partner take a contraceptive? She is having PCOD. Kindly advice.  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If she is in her ovulation period then better to take an emergency contraceptive pill. Ovulation occurs 14 days prior to the expected menses. Imagine her periods is of 28 days then unsafe days are from 11th day of menses to 20th day. Ovulation is unpredictable as the cyc...  Read Full »

Can you get pregnant if you miss a pill and have sex on the same day?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a 28 day period cycle. I have been taking pills for two years. I had sex on day 4 and day 6 of my cycle. The problem is that I forgot to take one pill. What is the possibility of pregnancy here? I am worried. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you have had sex on day 4 and 6 of period, then there is no chance of pregnancy as there is no ovulation. After every cycle day 1 (including the first day of period) to day 10 is safe period and that is because, there is no ovulation and hence, no ovum released. So, re...  Read Full »

What is the possibility of pregnancy with unprotected intercourse on safe days with i-pill?

Query: Hello doctor, My last period was on the 3rd of last month. Immediately, the next day, I had unprotected sex but I took a pill the next day. Later after one week (i .e, on the 11th) I experienced spotting. I am worried about whether I am pregnant. Now I am expecting my regular cycle but I am late for...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on the details you provided, if you had your periods started on 3rd, then effectively 4th is usually a safe period. So chances of pregnancy are usually less for any intercourse during your menstrual cycle, but very rarely it can happen too. I would also like to...  Read Full »

What is the right time to have sex to prevent pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor. I feel embarrassed for asking this, but I see lots of different opinions on this. Are the first five to ten days when the period starts a safer time to prevent pregnancy? Is it less likely to get pregnant? Someone told me it was most fertile. I was also having sex with clothes on, I w...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fertile period depends totally on the length of your menstrual cycles. If you have a constant 28 days cycles, the most fertile days would be between Day 12 to Day 18 of your cycles. So normally, the egg release or the ovulation happens 14 days prior to your upcom...  Read Full »

How to avoid pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex and took I-pill the next morning within 10 hours. After three days, I bled and it lasted for three days. Also, I had my periods the next month, which lasted for seven days. I am a bit worried whether there is still any chance to get pregnant. Please let me know. Than...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your chance of getting pregnant after two consecutive menstrual cycles is negligible and impossible. To the best of my professional knowledge, I can assure that you shall not be pregnant. A token of advice to you is if you have regular 25 to 32 day cycle, then you may ...  Read Full »

How to prevent pregnancy other than using condoms and pills?

Query: Hi doctor, I am going to get married in four months. We want to know whether there is any other way to avoid pregnancy other than using condoms or taking pills. I have seen somewhere on the internet that if we do intercourse for some particular period, then pregnancy can be avoided. Is it true? If ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are right in saying that there are other methods of birth control and called calendar method. For a woman, who have 35 days cycle, between 15 to 27 day is unsafe. In case she has irregular periods, then it becomes very tricky. The calendar method is somewhat unsafe wh...  Read Full »

Why am I getting mid-cycle spotting?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been getting mid menstrual cycle spotting. Is it normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Jyoti Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mid-cycle spotting is normal. There is nothing to worry. If it is associated with intermenstrual bleed, then you need to see a gynecologist who can examine you and rule out any infection. For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist o...  Read Full »

Will I-pill mess up my menstrual cycle?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex two days before my periods due date and consumed an I-pill within 24 hours. Now my period is five days late. I have tested using a home pregnancy kit and the result was negative. I am getting a clear vaginal discharge. What are the chances of me being pregnant? Shoul...  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Two days before your periods is a safe period. There is no need of an I-pill (contraceptive pill) too. You can wait for normal periods to come. The delay is because of I-pill only.  For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologi...  Read Full »

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