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What exactly is ovulation and is it when you are more fertile or not since you've seen mixed answers?


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November 08, 2005 11:18AM

Ovulation occurs about 2 weeks before a period is due, about 2 weeks after the start of a period if you have a 28 day cycle. It is when the egg is released from the woman's overy and begins its passage into the uterus (womb. If the woman has unprotected sex around the time of ovulation it mneans that the sperm will be in the tubes as the egg is passing through and therefore there is a better chance of conception. So to answer your question, ovulation is when a woman is at her most fertile.