Can a Girl Get Pregnant if Her Periods Are Irregular?enteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-expertAnswers-enHD-AR1.jpgFind out what the experts have to say.sex, pregnant, pregnancy, unplanned, unwanted, will i get pregnant, periods, irregular periods, ovulation, unplanned pregnancy, get pregnant, cycle, menstrual cycle, menstruation, stds, condoms, preventing pregnancy, birth control, rhythm method07/20/200909/26/201609/26/2016Julia Brown Lancaster, MSN, WHNP-BC11/04/2015db55d662-759a-4288-9cc1-0299eae9a73ehttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/irregular-periods-qa.html/<p><em>I have irregular periods. Can I still get pregnant if I don't get my period all the time?<br /> &ndash; Kim*</em></p> <p>Yes! Any time a girl has unprotected sex, she has the potential to&nbsp;become pregnant.</p> <p>Getting pregnant is related to ovulation &mdash; the time that a girl is most fertile and has the highest chance of getting pregnant. A girl with irregular periods still ovulates, just not on a regular, predictable schedule.</p> <p>All girls, especially girls with irregular periods, can ovulate at different points from cycle to cycle. That makes it impossible for a girl to know when she is most fertile. Irregular periods also can make it hard for a girl to know if she is pregnant, since she doesn't know when to expect her period.</p> <p>Pregnancy shouldn't be the only concern about having sex, though. Any time you have sex, especially unprotected sex, you risk getting a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Condoms are the best way (other than abstinence, of course!) to protect against both pregnancy and STDs.</p> <p><em>*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.</em></p>
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