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ajsajsajs
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If im on my period then there is no egg in there for the sperm to unite with. then how is it that i can get pregnant? Please Answer ASAP!!!!!

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Heather
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Again, I'd suggest you READ some of the articles on the site like I linked to in your last post.

As is explained here -- Where DID I Come From? Human Reproduction -- conception is not always, or often, instantaneous. Sperm can live in the vagina for as long as five to seven days. So, let's say that I have a 25-day cycle and I ovulate on Day 11. If I have unprotected intercourse on day 5, it's possible for the semen to still be hanging around on the most fertile day of my whole cycle.

That's how (and that's how something like emergency contraception can work, for the record -- if it was instantaneous, it wouldn't be effective to the degree that it is).

Really, the information is all here and other places. It's a Very Good Idea, and a sign of real sexual readiness, to fully inform yourself and understand things like conception, birth control methods that are reliable and infection and disease transmission BEFORE becoming sexually active, not only when one has a crisis afterwards.

Take the time to do that. nearly everything you need to know is all right here, and it's all free. In addition, please stop in your posts telling us to answer ASAP. We always answer as soon as possible, and the crisis you are finding yourself in is your responsibility, it's not something we can fix or make go away. But in the future, you can, by looking at these sorts of things in advance.

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