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I MADE AND ERROR. SEE BELOW!

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Of course, this discovery is still in its infancy, but this probably changes many things for the female population of the world. I just think this is fascinating and am further convinced that many accepted truths aren't always correct. I don't know if this is for certain yet - perhaps the following month will tell.

http://www.canada.com/victoria/timescolonist/story.asp?id=1B937892-554D-4410-B97 9-76EDCA93CDF4


http://www2.ccnmatthews.com/scripts/ccn-release.pl?/2003/07/07/0707101n.html


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I'm not sure how this makes menstrual cycles " a lie".

As far as I know, it's been known for years and years that it's occasionally possible to have more than one ovulation in a cycle (at least, I read that in a book which is a fair few years old).

Nor does it make using something like the fertility awareness method impossible, since that relies on observing the change in basal body temperature and cervical mucus around the time of ovulation (no matter when or how often ovulation occurs).

It is further proof that you can't use the "rhythm method" or any other variation of trying to find a "safe time" by counting days, but then more proof of that was hardly needed ....

So it's an interesting piece of research, but I think the article rather overstates how revolutionary it actually is.


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I didn't state that menstrual cycles were a lie; I was questioning whether or not the reasearch was stating that they were (thus the "?" in my subject heading!). If anything it only affirms, through actual evidence, suspicions that have probably been around for quite some time.

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...and by "actual evidence" I mean through this specific biological examination. I am not discrediting the countless pregnancies that have ocurred in sexual activities centered around the "mechanical nature" of a woman's menstrual cycle (which is not a good thing to do obviously if one is trying not to get pregnant). Perhaps this "breakthrough" will allow the irregularities of menstrual cycles to come to a more national attention and be treated as a fact as opposed to the misconception of stagnant "one-time" ovulations. I just thought it was interesting.

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