Pregnancy

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Facts

100 million 100 million women worldwide currently rely on the pill as their primary method of contraception. Source: netdoctor
24% of girls Family planning would reduce teenage pregnancies, which currently stands at 24% of girls between 14-19 years old. Source: UNFPA

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"Can a woman get pregnant while breastfeeding?"

"Yes. Even though breastfeeding may suppress or delay menstruation, you can still get pregnant. Ovulation will occur before you start having menstrual periods again, so follow your doctor's recommendation on the appropriate birth control method to use."

"I am thinking of trying the Pill, but my mother says it’s dangerous for younger women."

"She has this the wrong way round. The risks of the Pill aren't all that big, but they're much greater in older women. In the age group 16 to 25, the danger of serious side-effects from the Pill is very small – unless you are a smoker or have other risk factors, such as a history of clots or a family history of relatives who had heart attacks or strokes at an early age. You will be asked about these things when you first go to a doc to obtain the Pill. She should also check your blood pressure –…"

"Can you can get pregnant while on your period?"

"It's very uncommon, but it is possible since having your period doesn’t predict when you will release an egg which has to be present for sperm to begin the process of conception. Additionally, since sperm can live inside your uterus for up to 5 days, if you release an egg during these 5 days you run the risk of getting pregnant. Due to the unpredictability of your cycle, if you want to avoid pregnancy it’s important to use contraception even when you are menstruating."

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