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Fertile Period MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Fertile Period
Tree Number(s)
G08.686.605.154
Unique ID
D046910
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D046910
Scope Note
The period in the MENSTRUAL CYCLE that is optimal for FERTILIZATION of the OVUM and yielding PREGNANCY. The duration of fertile period depends on the life span of male GAMETES within the female reproductive tract and the time of OVULATION. It usually begins a few days before ovulation and ends on the day of ovulation.
Previous Indexing
Fertility (1971-2004)
Menstruation (1980-2004)
See Also
Natural Family Planning Methods
Public MeSH Note
2005; see MENSTRUATION 1980-2004
History Note
2005; use MENSTRUATION 1980-2004
Date Established
2005/01/01
Date of Entry
2004/07/07
Revision Date
2008/07/08
Fertile Period Preferred
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