Can a Girl Get Pregnant if She Has Never Had Her Period?enteens 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-41e1-8b34-1b8fae45eeab<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="">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="">sexually transmitted disease (STD)</a>&nbsp;(also called a <strong>sexually transmitted infection</strong>, or STI).</p> <p><a href="">Abstinence</a> (not having sex) is the only way to completely prevent STDs or unwanted pregnancy. <a href="">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="">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="" 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="">STD testing</a>, and ways to prevent STDs.</p> <p>If you've had unprotected sex, a <a href="">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>
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