What Works/What Doesn’t

Preventing Pregnancy

Sex During Period

First of all, just because you see blood doesn’t mean you can’t get pregnant-some women bleed during ovulation, when they’re most fertile. And it’s often hard to predict when you’ll ovulate. Sex during your period is also a riskier time for HIV transmission. So you should use protection whenever you have sex.

Condoms, when used consistently and correctly, are the ONLY method that protects sexually active people from both STDs and pregnancy.