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What Is Ovulation, And When Will I Ovulate?

Understanding female health is at the core of what we do here at Natural Cycles. So naturally, we know quite a bit about ovulation and its role in fertility. Get ready to learn “what is ovulation?” and more about your body as we take a look at this important phase in the menstrual cycle and where it fits into the larger picture of planning or preventing pregnancy.

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BBT Explained: What Is Basal Body Temperature?

You might have heard about BBT or basal body temperature, but what do these terms actually mean? And, more importantly, why do they matter? Here at Natural Cycles, we’re on a mission to break down the language of science so every woman can understand her body a little better. So what is basal body temperature? Read on to find out….

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11 Women In Science Who Changed The World

March is Women’s History Month, and what better way to celebrate than to remember the remarkable women in science who shaped the world as we know it? Choosing such a small number of women was tough and ordering their groundbreaking achievements would be even tougher. So in no particular order, let’s remember:

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A History of Birth Control Rights

People have sought to control reproduction through countless different methods in history. Looking back on some of the methods, many seem rather bizarre: urging women to hold her breath during intercourse and immediately sneezing after ejaculation, blocking the passage of sperm by lemons or how about moistening a sponge with brandy? Thankfully, scientific and medical research has advanced and over the years, we have become more knowledgeable about effective methods of birth control.

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What Are STIs?

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), also sometimes referred to as STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) are passed from person to person from vaginal, oral or anal sex. STIs are common and vary in severity. While some symptoms are mild and can be easily treated, other STIs can make permanent marks on our lives, leading to health and fertility problems later down the line.

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Can I Get Pregnant On My Period?

Period sex can be a divisive matter. For some people it’s a regular part of their sex lives, for others it’s a messy no, no. Whatever your stance on the matter, here at Natural Cycles, we’re all about clearing up the myths and misconceptions about reproductive health, so we’re on hand to answer one simple question: ‘can I get pregnant on my period?’

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How To Do A Self-Breast Exam

Regular self-breast exams are something every woman should feel comfortable and confident doing as a part of a healthy routine. Follow our guide to discover the two-step method that will help you carry out a thorough self-breast exam. Of course, home breast checks do not replace a professional diagnosis, so if you’re at all concerned, we recommend you consult your doctor or gynecologist as soon as you spot anything out of the ordinary.

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