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this_is_me
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can you still be pregnate even if you are having your period? I know a girl at school who said that she had sex and then she had her period. And that she thought that everything was fine, and now she is like 8 months pregnate. Could I still be pregnate?
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PUTTING UP WITH MY MILLION QUESTIONS. I AM 14 AND IT IS JUST A REALLY SCARY SITUATION. AND THIS TAUGHT ME A MAJOR LESSON. P.S. is there anyway to take the pregnancy test if you are on your period?

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If you've got your period now (and it's a normal period, not lighter than usual), about a week after you had sex, then it's really very unlikely that you're pregnant.

However, it would still be a good idea to take a pregnancy test once it's been 10-14 days since you were "rolling around" with your boyfriend, just to be sure.

(And remember, you and he both will need STD testing).

In the case of the girl at your school, it's theoretically possible for someone to have sex just before their period is due, have their period, and then get pregnant from the sperm still present in their body from the sex. Check out this post for an explanation of how:

http://www.scarleteen.com/forum/Forum27/HTML/001468.html

Once someone is pregnant and the fertilized egg has implanted in the uterus (which doesn't happen instantaneously), then they won't menstruate, as the lining of the uterus is not being shed.

However, some women experience light bleeding at implantation or intermittently during pregnancy, and sometimes women mistake this for their normal period and assume that they can't be pregnant.

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AM 14 AND IT IS JUST A REALLY SCARY SITUATION.

Hang in there . We've got a bunch of articles that you should find helpful in the future:

Ready or Not? The Readiness Checklist - this is focused on readiness for intercourse, but much of it is relevant to any sexual activity, even if you're not having or thinking about having intercourse.
A Quickie STD/STI Risk Assessment
What's The Risk? - Five Easy Pregnancy Risk Assessment Flow Charts
Safe, Sound & Sexy A Safer Sex How-To


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