Info For Teens
Ask the Experts
I had sex the day before I got my period. The next day it was heavy, normal, and lasted the usual 4 days. Is there still a chance I could be pregnant?
No. You got your period, so that means you did not get pregnant from that act of intercourse. In the future, it’s a good idea to not take chances. Use an effective form of birth control — and a condom, too — whenever you have intercourse.
The best way for sexually active people to prevent pregnancy is by using birth control. Learn more about your birth control options.