Pregnancy and the timing of intercourse Editorial Material

cited authors

  • Simpson, JL

fiu authors


  • The optimal timing of sexual intercourse in relation to the day of ovulation in order for pregnancy to result is a topic of broad interest. Of obvious relevance to fecundability, on the one hand, and contraception, on the other, the timing of intercourse also bears on the possibility of altering the sex ratio among infants and on the pathogenesis of chromosomal abnormalities. Unfortunately, the evidence has been contradictory because of the inadequacy of methods for detecting ovulation, estimating the timing of conception, diagnosing early pregnancy, and assessing outcomes. The study reported on by Wilcox et al. in this issue of. © 1995, Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • December 7, 1995

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 1563

end page

  • 1565


  • 333


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