Is Having Sex During Menstruation Can Cause Pregnancy?
Afternoon,. This month I am late from my 4 day menstrual schedule. On October 22 yesterday I had intercourse, at that time I was in a state of menstruation for 5 days. Is it possible to get pregnant?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. In short, yes, you can get pregnant even though having sex during menstruation. This possibility is indeed much smaller than if you have intercourse during the fertile period or at other times during the menstrual cycle, but basically, a woman who is still menstruating can get pregnant whenever she has sex, even if it is during menstruation.
The explanation is because sperm cells do not die immediately if they do not meet the egg on the same day. Sperm cells can still live in the womb of women up to about 7 days and if within that period your period has stopped and there are eggs, you can still get pregnant. To be more widespread even women can still get pregnant even though they use contraception, as long as the contraception does not involve surgery. Only of course, the possibility of getting pregnant while using contraception is very much smaller than not using it.
Therefore, we recommend that you do an examination using a testpack, and the best time to do the examination is when you are about 1-2 weeks late from your menstrual schedule. So, hopefully answering your question.