Can I get pregnant while in perimenopause?


Yes, you can get pregnant until you’ve gone 12 months in a row without a period. Talk to your doctor about your birth control options. Keep in mind that birth control pills, shots, implants, or diaphragms will not protect you from STDs or HIV. If you use one of these methods, be sure also to use a latex condom or dental dam (used for oral sex) correctly every time you have sexual contact. Be aware that condoms don't provide complete protection against STDs and HIV--the only sure protection is abstinence (not having sex of any kind). But making sure to always use--and correctly use--latex condoms and other barrier methods can help protect you from STDs.


Information provided by:  The National Women's Health Information Center which is Sponsored by the Office on Women's Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services