A study of women seeking assisted reproduction has revealed a disturbing lack of knowledge about their own fertility and how to maximise the chances of natural conception.
The questionairre-based study of 204 women atttending two assisted reproduction units in Melbourne showed that only 13 per cent had a good knowledge of the "fertile window" in their monthly menstrual cycle when pregnancy could occur.
Fertility nurse specialist and Monash University student researcher, Kerry Hampton, said 11 per cent of women had no knowledge and 52 per cent had poor awareness of the fertile window.
25 Sept 2009
Few women have knowledge of fertile 'window' in their menstrual cycle
Fertility Society Australia (FSA) Annual Conference 2009