Consistency of vaginal discharge or cervical mucus is a key factor when it is time for the sperm to penetrate the cervix. If they are unable to do so, fertilization cannot take place.
When the woman is near her ovulation days, vaginal discharge has a watery appearance to allow the passage of sperm. Conversely, it turns thicker and less abundant after ovulation, that is, when the woman starts releasing progesterone. In this case, it works by making it difficult for sperm to gain access.
Read the full article on: Cervical factor: female sterility due to cervical abnormalities ( 80).
By Óscar Oviedo Moreno M.D. (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Cristina Algarra Goosman B.Sc., M.Sc. (psychologist) and Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist).
Last Update: 03/07/2016