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Can I take a pregnancy test while on my period?

Getting your period is a sign you’re not pregnant, so it’s safe to say you don’t need to take a pregnancy test if you’re on your period.

A lot of people have questions about the right time to take a pregnancy test. Pregnancy tests are most accurate after a missed period. If you have unprotected sex and then get your period, that’s a sign that you aren’t pregnant, so you don’t need to take a test.

If you’re having sex and you don’t want to become pregnant, you can check out your birth control options on our website. And if you’ve had unprotected sex, it’s also a good idea to get tested for STDs.

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