Fertility Awareness & Contracepetion

By: Dr Gary Swift  08-Nov-2013
Keywords: Fertility, Natural Fertility, Family Planning

We’re talking about fertility awareness and contraception. Women are faced with a diverse range of options for contraception. To appreciate how the various methods work and how they impact we must understand the physiology. Women are born with their lifetime supply of eggs (oocytes). These are in a constant state of decline no matter what physiological intervention occurs until the menopause at approximately 51.7 years of age (range 40-60). In a typical 28 day menstrual cycle with day 1 being the first day of a period ovulation or egg release tends to occur on or about day 14. The range however is from day 10-18. After intercourse living sperm are still detectable up to 3 days. These facts determine the “fertile window”. Women’s bodies will mostly give signs when fertility is optimal. Some women may experience discomfort in the ovary with the dominant follicle just prior to or after ovulation. As contraception is the opposite to fertility, these signs and physiologic changes make up the basis for natural contraception (The Billings Method) where couples avoid intercourse when the woman is most fertile. It requires motivation and diligence, but can be very successful. to read more follow this link - http://www.drgaryswift.com.au/conception-tips-and-tricks/

Keywords: Birth Control, Contraception, Family Planning, Fertility, Natural Fertility, Ovulation

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