For a healthy woman who is in her reproductive period to get pregnant, she needs to have unprotected sex during her ovulation period. A woman’s ovulation starts within 14 to 16th day after the first day of menstrual bleeding. A sperm in a woman’s womb lives approximately three days. So, having sexual intercourse twice a day for ten days of this period which will start within two to three days before the ovulation period increases the possibility of pregnancy. Next menstrual bleeding indicates that one didn’t get pregnant during this time. This is because, menstrual bleeding is the situation where cervix wall which thickens for pregnancy bleeds, scales off. In other words, because there is no pregnancy; the cervix wall scales off, bleeds and and scales off. Start of the menstrual bleeding shows that ovulation period is over and there will be a certain time period before the next ovulation. Beside all this theoretical information, there is no medical evidence that unprotected sex during menstrual bleeding will not get pregnant. Even though it is rare, getting pregnant during this period is possible.
Under which circumstances can someone get pregnant?
All women has the organs that have same functions. However, every woman’s hormonal balance therefore the way their metabolism works is different. Because of this logic, ovulation periodcan change, few changes in hormones may have different outcomes outside of the usual and routine. Sperm which live up to 72 hours in general, may live longer and preserve themselves. Also some women’s menstrual bleeding periods are shorter, bleeding ends although spottings continue. During these spottings, getting pregnant may be possible. In addition to these, some couples have sexual intercourse right after the bleeding period thinking there is time for ovulation period and can face unwanted pregnancies. In this context, couples who don’t want pregnancy must not have unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy.
During menstrual cycle, sexual intercourse is possible on the condition of protected sex
Having sexual intercourse or not during the menstrual cycle is related to people’s religious beliefs, social beliefs and lives and sexual desires. However, there is no harm for sexual intercourse with protection during menstrual cycle. Because a woman’s genital contains blood and a woman have abdominal and inguinal pains, this sex is not usually desired. If a couple desire, there is no harm for sexual intercourse with condoms.
What are the risks of unprotected sex during menstrual cycle?
Just like all women in their reproductive age must avoid unprotected sex if there is no desire for baby. Even though, theoretically, pregnancy is probable during ovulation period; it’s not possible to know all women’s ovulation period and it may not be taken into account. For this reason, every unprotected sex including the one that occurs menstrual bleeding contains the risk of pregnancy. Aside from this, lactic acid which can be found in a woman’s vagina stops reproducing. For this reason, vagina and cervix are sensible and defenseless to many harmful microorganisms and bacteria. Also cervix is widened to get rid of the menstrual blood. This is why, the environment is convenient for the germs that can be transmitted through a man’s penis. It is easier for a woman to get infected and this infection to spread to a wider region. Also blood may cause for a man’s genital organs to get infected. All things considered, having sexual intercourse during menstrual cycle are couples’ personal preference. However, choosing the safest way to have sex is essential for health. In this case, the safest way is absolutely using condoms. Other ways may prevent pregnancy, but these ways cannot sufficiently protect from infections and germs. It shouldn’t be forgotten that, all people’s most sensible and defenseless organs for infections are their genital organs.