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16 February 2011

What is ovulation?

Ovulation happens when one of your ovaries releases a mature egg (ovum) that will await fertilisation. The egg is then available for fertilisation.

Ovulation happens when one of your ovaries releases a mature egg (ovum) that will await fertilisation. The egg is then available for fertilisation. The fertilisable lifespan of an ovum is approximately 24 hours. The fertilisable lifespan of a sperm is 48 hours. The most fertile days in the menstrual cycle are 12 to 16 days before the start of the next period. Try out this handy ovulation calculator.

 
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