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Many bloggers seem to assume that  the readers of the blogs are health workers or medical students especially when talking about medical subjects, meaning that they complicate things and tell people things which are not necessary to them.
Calculating safe days is one of the easiest things to do but the problem many women do not even know themselves very well and today am going to simplify this topic very well so that everyone can understand.

What do you need to know to calculate your safe days?
Know your menstrual cycle: this is a  periodic cycle from day one of previous menstruation to the last before the onset of the next menstruation. So count from a current menstruation to a next menstruation…The duration varies from 21 up to 35 days. 
Example; if you saw your periods on first of January then you see another period on 29th of January, your cycle is 28 days and it’s the most common cycle. But in order to be accurate about your cycle you have to make follow up for at least 3 to 6 months to be sure that it doesn’t change every month and if it changes then you have to record your longest period and your shortest period.

how do you calculate your safe days?
Ovulation{release of egg from the ovary] takes place at 14th day before the onset of next menstruation to all women NOT  14th from the first day of the previous menstruation, this is where many people confuse and end up being pregnant.. so you just take your cycle length minus 14 and you get your day of ovulation…but due to the fact that a sperm can survive up to 5 days   and ovum can survive up  to 24 hours in female reproductive organs then the four days before ovulation and 24 hours after ovulation are dangerous days to have unsafe sex.
    If you have 28 days cycle  just minus 14 and you will get a 14th day as ovulation day counting from a first day you saw your periods, and the  fertile days are days 10,11,12, 13, 14{ovulation day] and 15.
   If you have longer cycles, say 35 days just minus 14 and you will get 21, ovulation happens on day 21 and the fertile days are days  17,18,19, 20, 21[ovulation day] and 22.
   If you have shorter cycles, say 25 days just minus 14 and you will get 11, ovulation happens on day 11 and the fertile days are days 7,8,9,10,11[ovulation day] and 12.

If  your cycle is irregular then make follow up for six months to get your longest and shortest cycle, from there minus 18 to the shortest cycle and minus 10 to longest cycle to get your dangerous days. 
Example your longest cycle is 36 days and shortest cycle is 30 days then 36 minus 10 you get 26 and 30 minus 18 you get 12, there fore your unsafe days are day 12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,10,21,22,23,24,25,26..

Conclusion; you have to count from the date your menses started and not when it ended and using this method one need to be very careful because cycle changes sometimes so you need to make a good follow up of your cycle.

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