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Title: ‘Fertility Awareness-Based Methods’ and subfertility: a systematic review
Authors: THIJSSEN, Annelies
Meier, Audrey
Panis, Karolien
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: Facts, views & vision in ObGyn, 6 (3), p. 113-123
Abstract: Fertility awareness based methods (FABMs) can be used to ameliorate the likelihood to conceive. A literature search was performed to evaluate the relationship of cervical mucus monitoring (CMM) and the day-specific pregnancy rate, in case of subfertility. A MEDLINE search revealed a total of 3331 articles. After excluding articles based on their relevance, 10 studies and were selected. The observed studies demonstrated that the cervical mucus monitoring (CMM) can identify the days with the highest pregnancy rate. According to the literature, the quality of the vaginal discharge correlates well with the cycle-specific probability of pregnancy in normally fertile couples but less in subfertile couples. The results indicate an urgent need for more prospective randomised trials and prospective cohort studies on CMM in a subfertile population to evaluate the effectiveness of CMM in the subfertile couple.
Notes: Correspondence at: annelies.thijssen@uhasselt.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/18653
ISSN: 2032-0418
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: vabb, 2017
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