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Can you get pregnant if you haven't had a period in six months?

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According to the National Institutes of Health, it is possible to get pregnant if you have not had a period in six months. While not menstruating can indicate infertility, women who have missed many periods should still use contraception if they do not wish to get pregnant.

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Women who previously had regular menstrual periods, have missed more than three periods in a row and are not pregnant are considered to have secondary amenorrhea, according to the NIH. Amenorrhea can be caused by a variety of conditions, commonly including polycystic ovarian syndrome and thyroid problems. Amenorrhea can also be caused by excessive exercise, eating disorders and extreme stress.

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