Can I get pregnant if…?

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Can I get pregnant at any time during my menstrual cycle - even outside of my fertile days?
Can I get pregnant if I am still breastfeeding my baby?
Can I get pregnant after having unprotected sex, even if I have not had an orgasm?
Can I get pregnant if I avoid having sex on the day that I ovulate?
Can I get pregnant if we have unprotected sex standing up, or if I am on top of my partner?
Can I get pregnant if my partner withdraws before ejaculating?
Can I get pregnant even if it's my first time having sex?
Can I get pregnant if I wash myself, or urinate just after having sex?

Peeing after sex or ‘washing out the sperm’ has no contraceptive effect. When sperm is ejaculated into the vagina they travel towards the cervix and fallopian tubes – so going to the toilet, or having a wash, will not flush the sperm out.

Washing or urinating after sex is sometimes recommended to prevent cystitis or other urinary tract infections (UTIs), but it is definitely not a method of contraception.

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