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when are females most fertile


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** Fertility: Are There Certain Times To Be More Careful? **

By Dawn Stacey M.Ed, LMHC, About.com Guide

Updated April 30, 2010

About.com Health's Disease and Condition content is reviewed by the Medical
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"Fertility: Are There Certain Times To Be More Careful?" Photo Reprinted
with Permission from DELC
*Question: *Fertility: Are There Certain Times To Be More Careful?
In order to become pregnant, a sperm must meet and fertilize an egg. An egg
is only available for fertilization for about a 12-24 hour window each
month – this is known as ovulation. Predicting ovulation can help you to
figure out when you are most fertile and when are the certain times to be
careful.
*Answer: *

If a female engages in intercourse around the time that she is ovulating,
she is more likely to get pregnant. Therefore, if a couple is having
unprotected intercourse, they should be most “careful” during the 5
days leading up to ovulation and the 1 day (24 hours) after it. This is
because sperm can live inside the female body for up to 5 days, so even if
a woman does not ovulate for another 4 days after having sex, there could
still be sperm living inside of her that can fertilize the egg when it is
released.

Timing ovulation can be tricky as it may not always happen at the same time
each month. When people try to avoid pregnancy by figuring out when they
are most fertile, this is known as the fertility awareness method of birth
control.

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Source: contraception.about.com/od/howyoubecomepregnant/f/fertility.htm

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