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After giving birth, a woman can get pregnant even before she has her first period.
  • True (Correct)
    It is possible for a woman to get pregnant after giving birth, even if she has not yet had a period. Most women will ovulate before having a period, and if a woman has sex around the time of ovulation, it is very possible for her to get pregnant.
    87%
     
  • False
    12%
     
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A woman who is still breast feeding cannot get pregnant.
  • True
    4%
     
  • False (Correct)
    Breastfeeding does provide some protection against pregnancy, but only among woman who are exclusively breastfeeding. This means that a woman feeds her baby at least 6 times a day with both breasts, does not substitute other foods for breast milk, and feeds her baby every 4 hours during the day and every 6 hours at night. Women who are supplementing with infant formula, or who begin to introduce other foods into an infant's diet, are at risk of pregnancy and cannot count on continued breastfeeding to provide pregnancy protection.
    95%
     
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Pregnancy is much less likely to occur if a couple has sex standing up.
  • True
    4%
     
  • False (Correct)
    Pregnancy can occur if a couple is standing up, sitting down, lying sideways, or in any other position you can think of. There is no sex position that provides protection against pregnancy.
    95%
     
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Douching (washing the vagina) after sex can prevent pregnancy.
  • True
    6%
     
  • False (Correct)
    Douching or washing the vagina after sex does NOT prevent pregnancy. The sperm cannot be washed out, and douching can even push them farther up into the vagina, increasing the risk of pregnancy. Douching can also leave a woman more vulnerable to sexually transmitted infections, because it can irritate the walls of the vagina, and infections can be passed on more easily through broken or irritated skin.
    93%
     
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The only way to completely prevent pregnancy is by not having sex.
  • True (Correct)
    Abstaining from sex is the only 100% effective way to prevent pregnancy. However, many birth control methods are safe, effective, and available at a relatively low cost.
    87%
     
  • False
    12%
     
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