I have a few questions, all pretty directly applicable to a situation I'm in.
First, what are the chances of getting pregnant while having sex during a period? No condoms, birth control (yes, I know, the really stupid way). Immediately afterward (the next day or so) her period started being irregular, stopped, then started again for a very short time. What are the realistic chances of pregnancy?
Second, would stopping birth control for a month (she was switching from the multihormone kind to the minipill, which is what got us where we are now) cause symptoms that might look like pregnancy, ie the weird period.
Third, hopefully a piece of information I won't have to know, but is there some kind of time period after which pill-type morning after/abortion pill would have to fall to the wayside of an actual procedure?
Switching birth control can do lotys of things. I suggest she contact her clinician.
Emergency contraception ONLY works within 72 hours of the sexual incident. What it does is PREVENT pregnancy from occurring, not terminate an existing pregnancy. After that 72 hour period when it can be taken, the only other options available are abortion, adoption or parenthood.
I don't see anything about periods on there... It can't possibly be 100% the same if she's on her period, what does that mean. I've heard that typically when she's having her period it's practically birth control as far as probability goes. Which is it?
It says plenty about your situation RIGHT there, and having a period doesn't make any difference when it comes to basic levels of risk, and here is why: having your period is NOT birth control or anything close to it.
Semen live for up to SEVEN days. That being the case, it's entirely possible for them to live right through a period and stick around for ovulation, which is when fertilization heppens. You may also want to read our article on how human reproduction works: http://www.scarleteen.com/pink/pages/pregnancy.html
Here is the pertinent portion of that risk assesment article I first sent you to, on the section for intercourse:
Did you have unprotected penis-in-vagina intercourse (no condom, no other birth control of any kind), including ejaculation into or onto the vagina or vaginal area?
If you had unprotected vaginal intercourse including ejaculation into the vaginal or on the vaginal area, then you have a HIGH to VERY HIGH risk of pregnancy. See your health care provider as soon as possible for a pregnancy test/Morning After Pill and an STD screening.
Please take some time to get some basic information here on being sexually active, on fertility,. on STDs, on female anatomy...the whole nine yeards. It's here for you, and being educated is the best protection there is, if you use it to make wise choices.
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