December 23, 2002 |
Women who are trying to become pregnant may not be using the most accurate predictor of fertility, says a researcher who has studied the best method of gauging the "window of fertility." That window is the six-day period during which conception can occur. It consists of the five days before ovulation and the day of ovulation itself. But the greatest probability of conception results from intercourse one or two days before ovulation, not the day of ovulation as had been thought, says Dr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1993
Today's article on the new papal document Veritatis Splendor states that "the church approves only the rhythm method of birth control . . . " (July 10). The rhythm method has not been taught in the Catholic Church for decades. I suggest your writers educate themselves on the methods used throughout the world during this time: the ovulation and symptothermal methods. The rhythm method was unreliable because it relied on the woman having regular menstruations, whereas modern methods are effective and do not require any regularity on the part of the woman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 1990 |
Women who have outwardly normal menstrual periods may lose bone rapidly if they do not ovulate during every monthly cycle, a study concludes. Lack of menstruation, such as occurs in women who exercise strenuously or do not eat enough, has long been associated with weakened bones. But until now, experts assumed that women who menstruated regularly also produced hormones that kept their bones healthy.
March 19, 1987 |
Question: I hope you can clarify for me a baffling advertisement that ran in a recent issue of the Los Angeles Times under the heading: "Gender Selection . . . Now You Have a Choice." The ad goes on to describe its product, GenderChoice, as "a completely natural product containing no drugs or chemicals, GenderChoice also offers a money-back guarantee (Limited Warranty--see package for details)."
August 14, 1992 |
A woman treated with fertility drugs is pregnant with a record number of 12 embryos, but chances are great that she will not be able to bring any to term, an Israeli doctor says. Dr. Jehoshua Dor of Tel Hashomer Hospital outside Tel Aviv said in an interview Wednesday that some of the embryos will have to be removed from the womb if the pregnancy is to succeed--but that the process risks damaging others.
August 3, 1986 |
After changing the face of medicine, aerospace and a host of other fields, high tech has finally come to sex. A Century City-based investment banking firm has formed a new venture with privately held Rabbit Computer Corp. of Beverly Hills to market an electronic device that lets a woman know up to a week in advance when her fertile days begin and end.