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(ŏv′yə-lāt′, ō′vyə-)
intr.v. ovu·lated, ovu·lating, ovu·lates
To produce ova; discharge eggs from the ovary.

ov′u·la′tion n.
ov′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
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Patient discussion about ovulate

Q. i just have my period last november 25 and ended on 28.when is my possible fertile and ovulation period please help me identify my fertile and ovulation period

A. If someone knew it, it'd solve the human race many problems with fertility. The problem is that ovulation (and thus, the period of possible fertility) happens 14 days BEFORE the onset of menses, so you know about it only retrospectively.

However there ways such as serial body temperature measuring, along with kits that measures the level of hormones in the urine in order to estimate the time of the coming ovulation, and help in timing intercourse.

You may read more about it here (www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovulation-signs/AN01521 ) but anyway, consulting a doctor (e.g. gynecologist) may be wise.

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The 'safest' time is four or five days after she ovulates until her period, when you may get away without using other protection.
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Most women with a 28-day cycle ovulate on around day 14 of their cycle.
MOST women with a 28-day cycle ovulate on around day 14 - to maximise your chances of conception the Royal College of Obstetricians recommends having sex every other day and stepping up your efforts three days before ovulation until three days after.
But some women, like Bobbi McCaughey (pronounced "McCoy"), don't ovulate regularly.
FEMALE infertility has many different causes such as chromosomal problems like Down's syndrome, the inability to ovulate, endometriosis, blocked fallopian tubes, ovarian cysts or an abnormal uterus.
ABOUT a third of female infertility is due to a failure to ovulate. Ovulation is controlled by the same finely-orchestrated release of hormones that controls the menstrual cycle.