Some people say that the healthiest contraceptive method is nothing more than a safe period, so will pregnancy occur during the safe period? Many women are not very clear. However, when you want a child, you can’t conceive it, but when you don’t want it, it happens unexpectedly. Let’s learn about the embarrassing safety period together.
What is the safety period?
Women of normal reproductive age have one menstrual cycle per month, from the beginning of this menstrual cycle to the first day of the next menstrual cycle. From the perspective of contraception, each menstrual cycle of women can be divided into menstrual period, ovulation period, and safe period.
The ovulation date for women is generally around 14 days before the next menstrual cycle. After the egg is discharged from the ovary, it can survive for 1-2 days in the fallopian tube to wait for fertilization; Male sperm can maintain fertilization ability for 2-3 days in the female reproductive tract, making it easy to conceive during sexual intercourse before and after egg discharge. For the sake of safety, we refer to the first 5 days and the last 4 days of ovulation day, including the ovulation day, as the ovulation period for a total of 10 days. Because sexual intercourse during ovulation is prone to conception, the ovulation period is also known as the fertile or dangerous period.
Correspondingly, the period of seven days before and eight days after menstruation is called the safe period, during which women do not ovulate and do not need to use any contraceptive drugs or tools during the safe period. However, to calculate the ovulation period using this method, the first step is to know the length of the menstrual cycle in order to calculate the start date of the next menstrual cycle and the ovulation period. Therefore, it can only be applied to women with a normal menstrual cycle. For women with irregular menstrual cycles, it is impossible to calculate the date of their next menstrual cycle, as well as the date of ovulation and ovulation period.
2. Pregnancy may also occur during the safety period!
Safe period contraception is a traditional contraceptive method of stopping sexual activity during ovulation. Although safety period is called safety period, it is not 100% safe. Because the timing of ovulation in women is influenced by factors such as external environment, climate, personal emotions, and health status, it can lead to delayed or early ovulation, as well as the possibility of additional ovulation, which can affect the menstrual and safety periods, leading to inaccurate timing.
Therefore, the safe period is not necessarily safe, it is only a reference data for contraception, and is not absolute. Only when women maintain a peaceful mindset, maintain a regular lifestyle, and maintain endocrine balance, can women refer to the concept of safe period. At present, there are no specific numbers indicating how safe the safety period is. As long as you take good safety measures, that is the safest.