"Safe" Times

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  1. ostrich egg

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    Ok, i know sex is never truly safe, but i know there are safer times of the month for girls to avoid getting pregnant, and there are danger days, is anyone privy to this information?
     
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    girls are fertile when there body is hot..there is a time they are safe but i think its only within 24 hours and it takes place few days before her period..dunno exactly the day..just try withdrawal..

    fyi,i just heard it from a tv program regarding that matter..
     
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    Based on the little I know about Women I would think the times after the period are the safest and it gets worse till the next period.
     
  4. Principessa

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    Theoretically, the 3-5 days right after her period is over are her least fertile days. I say theoretically because my 22 year old godson was conceived the day after my friends period ended. :biggrin1::rolleyes: But seriously, that pretty much never happens.

    You may want to read up on the rhythm method. It used to be the only method of birth control condoned by the Catholic Church other than abstinence. It's complicated, time consuming and has a 25% failure rate; which is why no woman in her right mind uses it.


    The Rhythm Method

    What is the rhythm method?

    The act of abstaining from sexual intercourse on the days of the woman's menstrual cycle when she could become pregnant (or using a barrier method of birth control on these days).

    How is it used?
    • To use the rhythm method, you must know the length of your menstrual cycles for the previous year. You can also record changes in your cervical mucus and take your basal body temperature every day before you get out of bed, and chart those changes to understand when you ovulate. Then there are calculations you can do to predict the days of the month that you will probably not get pregnant. If you abstain from sex on the unsafe days, or use a barrier method on those days, you can avoid pregnancy.
    • You must learn about the rhythm method or talk to a clinician before using it.
    Does it protect against STIs?
    NO!

    Does it protect against pregnancy?
    Yes, but only when used correctly and consistently.

    What are the chances of getting pregnant while using the rhythm method?
    • Typical use: 25%
    • Perfect use: 1-9%
    Advantages to using the rhythm method?

    The rhythm method is completely safe, and requires no apparatus. It poses no threat to the users' health and has no effect on long-term fertility.

    Disadvantages to using the rhythm method?
    • Some people find the time and attention required to keep the charts are a bother, or have schedules that are too unpredictable to take their temperature regularly.
    • You must keep at least two months of charts before you begin to use this method of birth control.
    Note: Speak with a health care provider about this complex method before using it as your only form of birth control.
     
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    Oh lord!

    A woman is most fertile for about four days a month in between her menstrual cycles but there is no guarantee!! There are two ovaries at work and one may release an egg within days of the other extending the period of fertility. She can even be fertile during her menses. To truly get it right she has to (pardon the pun) religiously track her cycles and take her temperature daily. Her body temperature will rise slightly while she's ovulating. This is why women tend to wear more revealing clothes during ovulation. Again, there's no guarantee. Body temperature is not fixed, it rises and falls throughout the day. Nor may she ovulate consistently one month even after ovulating consistently prior.

    Men with healthy swimmers are no help either. Sperm can live for up to FIVE days in the uterus! The egg will live for up to 48 hours! That means you have about seven days a month where sex could result in an unwanted pregnancy.
     
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    In fact, menstrual cycles can vary from one woman to the next, and for many women, from one month to the next. Stress or illness, for instance, can disrupt even the most regular cycles. Such inherent variability was recently demonstrated in a study of 221 healthy women, published in the British Medical Journal in November 2000. Using daily urine tests to check for hormonal evidence of ovulation, researchers from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences found that even though clinical guidelines assume the average woman is fertile between days 10 and 17 of her menstrual cycle, only 30&#37; of the women studied had their window of fertility fall entirely within that time period. Even women with reportedly regular cycles had a 10% chance of being fertile "on any given day of their cycle between days six and 21," the researchers wrote.

    "What was surprising to us is the fact that not only were fertile days coming early in the cycle, but late when a woman thinks she's on the end of her cycle," says Allen J. Wilcox, MD, PhD, chief of epidemiology at the NIEHS and lead author of the study. "We're just putting numbers on something people had a sense of before."

    The researchers also point out that most of the women in the study were between the ages of 25 and 35. Teenagers and women nearing menopause tend to have even more unpredictable cycles.

    It's Not Guesswork
    This was from an article at Medicine.net
    I hope it's helpful,although I find it hard to believe,it has a 96% success rate!
    cigarbabe:saevil:​
     
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    Done correctly, it can be highly effective, says Stanford from the University of Utah. Stanford co-authored a study of 1,876 couples using a method of natural family planning that relied upon changes in cervical mucus to chart fertility. The study, published in the June 1998 issue of the Journal of Reproductive Medicine, found the technique had an impressive 96&#37; effectiveness rate in preventing pregnancy, comparing favorably to condoms and diaphragms, though still less reliable than the pill or sterilization.
    Hard to believe!
    cigarbabe:saevil:
     
  8. ostrich egg

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    So if its safest right after her period, dose that mean its most dangerous right before? Like what about the day before?
     
  9. snoozan

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    there's no way to know unless she has regular periods, tracks her basal body temperature and her cervical mucous and does this religiously for a few months before you have sex without a condom. if she's been on the pill or any hormonal contraception in the last few months to a year, that can throw everything off.

    unless you're 100% willing and able to accept an accidental pregnancy if it happens, natural familt planning/fertility awareness methods are not for you. STIs are another ball of wax that i won't get into here.

    this is a pretty good article on wiki:

    Fertility awareness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
  10. Principessa

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    Dude, just use condoms!
    Forget about safe times of the month!
    Use condoms!



    Listen to Snoozan's advice she is right 99% of the time.
     
  11. ostrich egg

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    Oh, i do! i just want to take every precaution
     
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