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Is it safe to have sexual intercourse just after period gets over? Do not want birth control

Hi Mia, I m not very savvy with intercourse, especially because I ve never done it with a guy before. My boyfriend has been tested and is clean, but I dont want to go on the pill due to its conflict with female hormones. But I also dont want to use a condom because a) it might hurt more and b) i want the first time to be natural. So, I just finished my menstrual cycle and i want to know if its safe now?
Asked On : Fri, 9 Nov 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
Mar 2013
Hi,
I appreciate your query.
You can opt for the Natural Rhythm method of contraception only if you have very regular clockwork menstrual cycles.
Generally, the first five days of the menstrual cycle are safe as far as the risk of pregnancy is concerned. ( first five days after your bleeding is over )
However, this method is notoriously unreliable, and I would definitely advise you to consider using barrier methods ( condoms ).
The market is flooded with newer, thinner and innovative varieties of condoms which definitely do not hurt more, and do not interfere with pleasure or feeling natural about the intercourse.
Condoms are the best option for sporadic sexual activity.
However, if you are planning a long term and frequent sexual relationship, then please consider oral contraceptive pills also, as the newer pills are absolutely safe and free from side effects.
Just having finished your menstrual cycle puts you at a low risk for pregnancy for a few days after your bleeding stops ( upto 5 days ), but it is unwise to rely on this method as a permanent option.
hope this helped.
Answered: Mon, 26 Nov 2012
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