Can I Get Pregnant Right After My Period Ends?
Can I get pregnant if I have sex when I've just gotten over my period?
Yes! Having unprotected sex at any time is risky and can result in pregnancy. Sometimes — the time when a female is most likely to become pregnant — can happen within a few days of when your period ends. Also, sperm can fertilize an egg for 72 hours (3 days) after ejaculation.
Having unprotected sex at any time is very risky — you can even get pregnant if you have sex during your period. Along with the chance of becoming pregnant, there is also the risk of getting a sexually transmitted disease (STD), such as chlamydia, genital warts, or HIV.
The only sure way to prevent pregnancy and STDs is abstinence (not having sex). If you do have sex, use a condom every time to protect against unplanned pregnancy and STDs. And talk to your doctor about other types of contraception.