What effect does ovulation have on fertility?

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A woman is most fertile a few days before and immediately after she ovulates. Couples who are trying to conceive are often advised to track ovulation and have intercourse in the days around ovulation. Problems with ovulation are the most common cause of infertility in women. One common cause of abnormal ovulation is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). This disorder causes an imbalance in the hormones necessary for ovulation.

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Did you know that women are more likely to seek medical care than men? Sexual health needs, like pregnancy and contraception, often necessitate early visits to a doctor. But as we age, various health issues affect women more than ...

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