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Bad Reviews for Vagina Biography and for Vaginoplasty, an end to Bears and Menstruation Mythology, and More Weekend Links

September 8th, 2012 by Elizabeth Kissling
  

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  3. Chris Hitchcock says:

    A slight correction — most women trying to conceive need better education about ovulation, or the menstual cycle, not just menstruation. And women with regular cycles who are having trouble conceiving need information about stretchy mucous and the variability between women in timing conception.

    A friend of mine ( now in her 80s ) told me that it turned out that she ovulated typically around day 18. Because she and her partner believed that she would ovulate on day 14, they had exhausted their efforts and were no longer trying by day 18.

    A quick thing to look for is stretchy mucous, clear, stretchy fluid about the consistency of egg whites. It is made by the cervix in response to estrogen, and there is an estrogen peak that triggers a sequence of endocrine events resulting in ovulation. Having sex when the stretchy mucous is present is an easy way to increase your odds of conception.

    • Laura Wershler says:

      Chris, I read this piece, too, and couldn’t agree more. Body literacy, fertility awareness, and knowing that AND when we ovulate are life skills all women should have. It’s really so simple.

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