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How many days in a month can a woman become pregnant?
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When, during their monthly cycle, are women most fertile?
« Reply #1 on: 19/01/2010 19:06:34 »
Well, the fertile window is around the time of ovulation, which is day 14.  So you're really looking at 2 or 3 days either side of that because sperm can persist or survive inside a woman for 2, maybe 3 days.  And so thatís why itís really important to use safe sex practices ahead of ovulation. Also, the time of ovulation can vary by a couple of days in some women, so itís really important to avoid, if you don't want to get pregnant, unsafe sex in that week in particular.
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When, during their monthly cycle, are women most fertile?
« Reply #2 on: 24/02/2010 21:24:39 »
When they spend time together I've heard that womens ovulation more or less synchronizes with each other, is that correct, and why?
 

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When, during their monthly cycle, are women most fertile?
« Reply #3 on: 27/02/2010 17:57:28 »
When they spend time together I've heard that womens ovulation more or less synchronizes with each other, is that correct, and why?

Yep, from my experience it is true that womens menstrual cycles synchronise if they a significant amount of time together, i.e work, friends etc.
Why? I have no idea, possibly in terms of evolution is was useful to coincide ovulation as a male could impregnate several females at the same time. If women have their babies at the same time, they can share reciprocal childcare duties, meer cats and lions have a similar technique.
 

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When, during their monthly cycle, are women most fertile?
« Reply #4 on: 28/02/2010 09:59:26 »
Interesting :)

From a male perspective I will now study my female companions with a much more interested look, they all working together encouraging my, ah, procreational urges.

We're weird :)
 

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