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On my period. Pregnancy chances if I have intercourse this time?

Im on day two of my period. Im currently on day two of the placebo pill week. Am i still covered on my placebo pills in terms of not getting pregnant? and does having sex on my period mean the chances are even more rare of getting pregnant with him finishing inside of me? Also i have been taking all the pills for the month on time except for one day i was an hour late, is that bad?
Asked On : Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello, thanks for using health care magic.
The effectiveness on birth control pills depend on how regularly they are taken ( time of the day and daily) and if taken accurately, the chances of falling pregnant are less that 0.5%. However, while on the reminder/placebo pills, there isn't the possibility of falling pregnant since at that time there is breakdown of the endometrium. The problem of intercourse during menses is with regards to hygiene and risk of infections as blood is a rich culture medium.
You do not have to worry there is no additional risk of falling pregnant.
Best regards and hope this helps.
Dr. Achuo A. M.
Answered: Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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OBGYN Dr. Sree Gouri SR's  Response
May 2013
Thanks for the query.

Yes, if you have unprotected intercourse around this period the chance of pregnancy is very less.
Because there is no possibility of ovulation now.
As you took the pill within one hour of the regular time that may not affect the efficacy much.
But having intercourse during periods can sometimes increase the possibility of the infections. So better to be careful about it.

Take care.

Answered: Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Achuo Ascensius's  Response
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Menstruation results from breaking down of the endometrial lining of the uterus.
Contraceptive pills if taken correctly, suppress ovulation there by preventing any
fertilization to occur.
There is absolutely no risk of falling pregnant during this period with a good
compliance to the pills. An hour late for a single day doesn't really present a problem.
Sexual intercourse at this period is associated with increased risk of infections given
that blood is a rich culture medium for germs.
Best regards and hope this has answered your query.
Dr. Achuo
Answered: Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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