Are There Any Safe Days to Avoid Pregnancy?


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There is no guaranteed safe day to avoid pregnancy, but abstinence during ovulation can substantially reduce your chance of becoming pregnant. Use the rhythm method to recognize the days you are most fertile and do not engage in sex before and during those days to avoid pregnancy.

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According to WebMD, the rhythm method is most effective for women who have regular menstrual cycles and abstain from sex during her most fertile days, and it is least effective for women with irregular menstrual cycles.

To figure out the days you are most fertile, keep track of your period. Count back 12 to 16 days from when your next period is due. Abstain from sex during those days for up to an 87 percent chance of not getting pregnant.

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