Programming ovulation using estrogens for patients to time intercourse

Michael H. Dahan, Jerald Goldstein, Valerie Ratts, Randall Odem

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BACKGROUND: A woman wishing to conceive may be separated from her spouse at the time of ovulation. Moreover, some orthodox Jewish women have a unique problem when they are unable to initiate intercourse before ovulation. They are prohibited from participating in sexual relations from the start of menstruation until 7 days after the end of flow when they go to the ritual bath (mikveh). CASES: Two orthodox Jewish women who ovulated before restarting intercourse were treated with oral estrogens to delay ovulation. CONCLUSION: Women separated from their husbands at the time of ovulation and Jewish women who ovulate before ritual cleansing can effectively use oral estrogens to program ovulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1209-1210
Number of pages2
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number5 II
StatePublished - May 2005


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