Can a Girl Get Pregnant if She Has Never Had Her Period?enteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-expertAnswersOn-enHD-AR2.gifFind out what the experts have to say.period, menstruation, menstrual, can a girl get pregnant before her first period, tampons, tampax, sex, sexual intercourse, sex before period, ovulate, ovulation, pregnancy, unprotected sex, birth control, stds, sexually transmitted diseases, virgin, virginity, abstinence07/25/200711/01/201611/01/2016Larissa Hirsch, MD09/01/2016f3cc1695-622f-41e1-8b34-1b8fae45eeabhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/pre-period.html/<p><em>Can I get pregnant if I've never had my period?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Ariana</em></p> <p>Yes, a girl can get pregnant before she gets her first period.</p> <p>Getting pregnant is related to <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/female-repro.html/">ovulation</a>. Because a girl can ovulate before having her first period, it is possible to become pregnant if she has sex.</p> <p>Pregnancy isn't the only concern about having sex &mdash; any time a girl has sex, especially unprotected sex, she runs the risk of getting a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std.html/">sexually transmitted disease (STD)</a>&nbsp;(also called a <strong>sexually transmitted infection</strong>, or STI).</p> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/abstinence.html/">Abstinence</a> (not having sex) is the only way to completely prevent STDs or unwanted pregnancy. <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/contraception-condom.html/">Condoms</a><span style="font-size: 1em;">&nbsp;are the only type of birth control that offers protection against STDs, but they're not as good at preventing pregnancy&nbsp;as other kinds of <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/contraception.html/">birth control</a>. Girls get the best protection if they use a condom every time they have sex, <strong>and</strong> also use a hormonal method of birth control&nbsp;(like </span><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/contraception-birth.html/" style="font-size: 1em;">the Pill</a><span style="font-size: 1em;">).</span></p> <p>If you have ever had sex, or are thinking about having sex, talk with your doctor about birth control options, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-testing.html/">STD testing</a>, and ways to prevent STDs.</p> <p>If you've had unprotected sex, a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/breakage.html/">condom broke</a>, or you used birth control but haven't had your period, see your doctor immediately to get tested for pregnancy and STDs.</p> <p><em>*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.</em></p>
About Birth ControlBefore you consider having sex, you need to know how to protect yourself. Read this article to get the basics on birth control.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/contraception.html/90f91fa7-99ad-4e73-aab1-4ec8af08e95d
All About PeriodsPeriods can be confusing. Get the facts in this article for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/menstruation.html/8982e306-91dd-45c8-869f-3012403a61dd
Birth Control Methods: How Well Do They Work?Some birth control methods work better than others. This chart compares how well different birth control methods work.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/bc-chart.html/31584a43-ad61-44da-83a6-046a5a64825a
Can You Still Have Your Period If You're Pregnant?Find out what the experts have to say.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/period-pregnancy.html/b18fae76-fb90-49f7-8ca1-3a78547d6c5a
Can a Girl Get Pregnant if Her Periods Are Irregular?Find out what the experts have to say.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/irregular-periods-qa.html/db55d662-759a-4288-9cc1-0299eae9a73e
Can a Girl Get Pregnant the First Time She Has Sex?Find out what the experts have to say.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/first-time.html/948af5c1-e2de-4dc1-bd9e-e6fe2f3f5562
Do You Need a Pelvic Exam to Get Birth Control?Find out what the experts have to say.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/pelvic-exam-bc.html/a2663a38-0898-4c4f-91d0-b2412c1bf458
Gyn CheckupsGirls should get their first gynecological checkup between ages 13 and 15. Find out what happens during a yearly gyn visit -- and why most girls don't get internal exams.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/obgyn.html/55d0d193-7166-402f-b766-14a4d4cfe970
STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases)You've probably heard lots of discouraging news about sexually transmitted diseases. The good news is that STDs can be prevented. Find out how to protect yourself.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std.html/587b3e0c-bd0d-4d3c-93fa-6e8b38768ac2
Talking to Your Partner About CondomsSome people - even those who are having sex - are embarrassed by the topic of condoms. Here are some tips for talking about condoms with your partner.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/talk-about-condoms.html/0bb7d994-2553-4c59-a7a7-fb63eb0926fc
Talking to Your Partner About STDsYou know you should talk about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) before the action starts. But what if the thought of having "the talk" makes you nervous? These tips can help.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/the-talk.html/8d93fe33-3173-46e5-bd82-e260a681f48d
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