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Safe time for unprotected sex after periods - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   is the 9th day of starting the period is safe for unprotected sex?
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr xxxx here
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   35
User :   is there any chance of getting concieved during this period?
Doctor :   well the fact does remains that any unprotected sex at any time of the month can lead to pregnancy
Doctor :   there are some periods when chances are high
Doctor :   or low
User :   ok
Doctor :   but then its never 100%
User :   ok
User :   is the 9th day of starting the period fertile?
Doctor :   so if you are planning to avoid pregnancy the best is to use a contraceptive method
Doctor :   During the 14th day after a period, the ovum is released. This process is called ovulation and the days 12 to 16 days after a period are said to be a womans most fertile period.
User :   so the 9th day is not considered as fertile?
Doctor :   3 days prior and 3 days after of the day 14
Doctor :   the chances are more in this time frame
User :   we dont wish to have a kid now, we wish to keep a gap of 3 yrs after the first kid.
Doctor :   rest as i told you that pregnancy can happen on any day
Doctor :   then you should use contraception
Doctor :   this is not a sure method
User :   we already had sex
User :   is there any pills available to avoid the chances of getting concieved?
Doctor :   how long has it passed since you had unprotected intercourse ?
User :   12 hoours
Doctor :   ok no problem
Doctor :   you can go and take emergency contraception
User :   what kind of med is available for that?
Doctor :   its called I PILL
Doctor :   you should take it within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse
User :   is it available in uae?
Doctor :   but the sooner you take the more effective it is
Doctor :   it will be available in another trade name
Doctor :   but yes its available worldwide
User :   may i know the details?
Doctor :   just go to the chemist and ask for emergency contraception pill
User :   what about the dosage?
Doctor :   its also called as the morning after pill
User :   is this available in uae?
Doctor :   it depends as 2 types are available . one is a single pill that you take and thats all
Doctor :   second you get in 2 pills form
User :   ok
Doctor :   one you take now and other you take 12 hours after
Doctor :   both are same
Doctor :   you can ask your local pharmacy
User :   thanks doctor. is there any more information i should know about this?
Doctor :   but this is for emergency contraception only and not to be used as regular way for preventing pregnancy
User :   ok doctor
Doctor :   also since its hormones you might have early periods and some abdominal discomfort
Doctor :   nothing serious
User :   ok
Doctor :   some women complain of nausea
Doctor :   thats all
User :   she is of thin body type
Doctor :   does not matter
Doctor :   the sooner you take the more effective
User :   ok doctor thanks for the help
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   good bye
User :   thanks again for your valuable time
User :   bye
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