A man is always potentially fertile, whereas a woman’s fertility recurs on a cyclical basis. For this reason we have to look in more detail at the woman’s physiology to understand the phases of fertility and infertility.
Fertility awareness is particularly valuable for couples with fertility problems as this can help to:
- identify the occurrence and timing of ovulation
- predict the days of maximum fertility
- optimise the timing of intercourse to conceive
- time tests used for investigation of fertility problems