Hi there, last month i had an irregular period that lasted 39days. I consulted my doc about it n confirmed that it was stress that made the delay. I would now want to know when my safe days could be, today being my 9th day of the cycle. Previously my cycle was regular. Thanks in advance
Hi Mwanji, First, Safe days are one of the most unreliable ways to prevent pregnancy, and we really don't recommend it at all. When your safe days are really depends on the length of your cycle. Technically speaking, the first seven days before and after your period, as well as the time of your period, are relatively safe. But, if you have a shorter cycle (shorter than 28 days), or an irregular one, this will vary. Also keep in mind that sperm can survive for up to five days and longer inside the body-so even if you have sex on a 'safe' day, you can still get pregnant, because the sperm survived until your ovulation date. So you see, it's a very inaccurate. And lastly, of course this won't protect you from STDs. Only condoms will. So we really recommend a more reliable method.
Check out this article for more information on birth control options https://lovematters.co.ke/resource/birth-control-methods