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The fertile window

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 18 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1296
  1. Kamran Abbasi (
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    A pregnancy theme runs through this week's BMJ—from the optimum interpregnancy interval for minimising maternal morbidity and mortality (p 1255) to diagnosing ectopic pregnancy (p 1235). Wilcox and colleagues also offer a fresh perspective on the definition of the fertile window (p 1259). Conventional wisdom speaks of six fertile days in an average woman's menstrual cycle, …

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