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Women May Ovulate Two to Three Times a Month

October 19, 2009

I just came across this article, Women May Ovulate Two to Three Times a Month, written by Owen Dyer, which states that women may ovulate more than once per menstrual cycle.

Researchers from the University of Saskatchewan took daily ultrasounds of 63 women whom had regular menstrual cycles and found that at least 40% of the women had the clear potential to produce more than one egg a cycle. 

These findings may explain why the rhythm method of contraception is not a recommend course of action (but I could have told you that already) and it may also bring into question the current practice of including a week of placebo pills into a monthly cycle of oral contraceptives. For more information, I suggest you go straight to the source and read the article for yourselves. This sure as hell could revolutionize sexology and is at the very least very interesting. 

2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 21, 2009 8:14 pm

    That’s… disturbing, to say the least. I haven’t heard anything about this before, and it looks like that article dates from 2003, so I wonder if there isn’t more information on this issue somewhere?

  2. October 21, 2009 8:28 pm

    I found the article on a list of the Biggest Sexology Breakthroughs of the Past 130 Years, I did notice it was written in 2003, but I didn’t do any follow up searches. From what I understand they don’t have the technology to actually see the egg itself, but merely the follicles the egg lives in or something like that. I’d would be interesting to know what happened with that study and if there was any subsequent research.

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