Ask an expert

10 Jan 2005

Family Planning
Hi Doc,

My nurse at the clinic were I get my birth control pills said if you don't get your period you can't fall pregnant is this true. Also apparently according to her there is only 2 days in a month that your likely to fall pregnant is this also true and how do you work out what 2 days that is.
Answer 398 views

01 Jan 0001

If you miss a period on the Pill, you must test for pregnancy.
Ovulation usually occurs on Day 14 if you have a 28 day cycle and the egg survives for about 2 days. However, all women do not ovulate at the expected time so this is not a reliable method of contraception.

Best wishes
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
32% - 9428 votes
68% - 19906 votes