When things get intimate, what are the chances of getting pregnant Sex: everyone - well almost everyone - does it. But like so many other fun activities, it carries its fair share of risks. Unwanted pregnancies and getting a nasty disease are the obvious ones, but there is also the risk of having a heart attack, getting injured when the bed collapses, even the chance of arrest in flagrante in a public place.
There are lots of myths and misconceptions about how pregnancy happens. Misinformation can cause unnecessary fear around sex and our bodies, and lead to unplanned pregnancies. Read on to get informed, so you can make the best decisions for you about sex, protection, and pregnancy. Conception happens when sperm fertilize a human egg. Ovulation the release of an egg from your ovary into your fallopian tube typically happens about days before the start of each period 1.