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archer
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Okie, I had this doubt so thought I'd voice it out. Okay I know it probably takes a week for the sperm to travel up and if the egg is fertiized it meets it and that's how a woman gets preganant. So does that mean the chances of pregnancy are higher towards the arrival of ur cycle because that when ur egg is fertilized fully and lower right after ur period as in that case a fertilized egg has just been taken off as a period

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It all depends on YOU, actually. Women typically don't ovulate at the same time; averages are just the time when enough women ovulate to make it the average. Just as many can ovulate before and after that time.

Some women ovulate right after a period, which is why unprotected intercourse during one's period can result in a pregnancy.

The only way to tell is to chart your cycle. Even at that time, it's a something usually done by women who are trying to GET pregnant, not prevent it.

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If that's the case then how do you explain thelucky ones who have had unprotected itercourse and not got pregnant?

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The presence of ejaculate near ovulation does not guarantee pregnancy. Thanks to gravity, a lot of the ejaculate leaks right back out. And the trip up the vagina, through the cervix and to the fallopian tubes is pretty difficult for semen. And sometimes it even happens that an egg gets fertilized but then doesn't manage to attach to the uterine lining properly.

What DarkChild was trying to say wasn't that every unprotected intercourse equals pregnancy. Just that it's pretty darn impossible to find the days when it's for certain that you won't get pregnant and that therefore the risk or pregnancy is pretty much always present.

[ 03-17-2007, 11:46 AM: Message edited by: September ]

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DarkChild717
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Also bear in mind that this is the human body we're talking about which hardly works like clockwork.

Fertilization may happen, implantation may occur, but the pregnancy may never make it far. The body sporadically denies pregnancies, if you will; if the implantation was incomplete, the cells were damaged, etc, it won't be a viable pregnancy and won't go far. But the initial steps still occur, and are still a result of unprotected intercourse.

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