Unsafe Period

Unsafe period refers to the period in the menstrual cycle when the woman is most likely to get pregnant. Usually, a woman ovulates 14 days after her period on an average. But, it can happen a few days before or after as well. So, the period from day-11 to day-18 of the cycle is considered as unsafe period or fertile period. In addition, a sperm can survive in the female tract for five to seven days. So, it can wait there for the egg to arrive and fertilize it even if the intercourse happened days prior to ovulation.

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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

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

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 »

What are the ways to prevent pregnancy without a condom?

Query: Hello doctor, How to avoid pregnancy after sex without condom?  Read Full »


Dr. Sabita Laskar

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am afraid the answer is not so simple. However you can avoid sex in the unsafe period. The unsafe period is the period roughly between 10th to 20th day in a woman having a 30 days menstrual cycle. This period roughly corresponds to the most fertile period in a woman's...  Read Full »

What are the causes of white discharge and bleeding after unsafe sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with my girlfriend. Her regular period was on 17th of every month. We had an affair on the 16th day. She is 18 years old. After 19 hours of sex, she took an i-pill. Now she is having some white discharge and bleeding with clots. Please help us.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have had sex with her in her fertile period, and chances of pregnancy were practically high in that period. She has rightly taken I-pill within 72 hours which shall prevent pregnancy. The present clots and discharge which generally starts by 4 to 5 days after the i...  Read Full »

I had intercourse on the 5th day after my periods. Can I get pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I stopped the Zoely Pill two months back since I was experiencing heart and respiratory problems. I got my menses last month and the following month. I had sexual intercourse twice on the fifth day once my period had stopped. According to my calculations I am in fertility period. Is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you are very much in your fertile period (know safe and unsafe days in your period). There are high chances that you may get pregnant if you have not taken the emergency contraceptive already within 72 hours of intercourse. For further information consult an o...  Read Full »

Is soreness of nipples a sign of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My partner and I had sex five days after my period a week ago. He did not use any protection. For the past one week, we had sex like four times. Right now, I feel my nipples are getting sore, especially when I try to touch it and I do have cramps below my belly button. Is this a sign of p...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you had a regular menstrual cycle of 28 to 30 days, then your fertile period starts from day-8 to day-18 of your cycle. Starting from five days after your periods, you had sex four times for a week, which means until day-12 of your cycle, which falls in the unsafe ...  Read Full »

Is it fine to repeat I-pill within a short interval to avoid pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex on day 13 of my cycle and had an I-pill a day later. Again, I had sex in a gap of three days after the intake of tablet. I am really worried if I should take the pill again. This was a terrible mistake. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am assuming that you have regular monthly periods. In that case, it is the time where you are going to ovulate. So, it is an unsafe period to have sex. And, if you have once unprotected sex and have taken I-pill (emergency contraceptive pill) once, then why to make...  Read Full »

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