How many days in a month can a woman become pregnant?

17 January 2010

Question

How many days in a month can a woman become pregnant?

Answer

Well, the fertile window is around the time of ovulation, which is day 14. So you're really looking at 2 or 3 days either side of that because sperm can persist or survive inside a woman for 2, maybe 3 days. And so that's why it's really important to use safe sex practices ahead of ovulation. Also, the time of ovulation can vary by a couple of days in some women, so it's really important to avoid, if you don't want to get pregnant, unsafe sex in that week in particular.

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