Tag: cervical mucus

Sperm’s journey to the egg

Obstacles in the female reproductive tract

Since its formation to the fertilization of the egg, spermatozoids have to cross a complicated path full of obstacles. Only one spermatozoid will overcome all the barriers and fertilize the egg, creating therefore a new being.

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Female sterility

Female sterility: causes

There are several types of infertility among women. As for what causes it, there are three main factors: the ovarian endocrine factor, the tubal or tuboperitoneal factor, and the uterine factor. Each of them causes different types of alterations.

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Prognostic value of the postcoital test

Fertility test

The following article talks about the controversy surrounding the use of a method of diagnosis of fertility: the postcoital test. It consists of analyzing the cervical mucus of women after intercourse to determine fertility.

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Cervical mucus

Mucus in the cervix

The cervical mucus is a secretion produced by the cervix. Even though the fluid varies depending on the stage of the menstrual cycle, alterations in the cervical mucus may indicate of the presence of some fertility problem.

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Phases of the menstrual cycle

Follicular phase

Regulated by hormones, the ovarian cycle consists fundamentally of three phases: the follicular phase, the ovulatory phase, and finally the luteal phase. At each phase, different sets of hormones take part.

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