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Ovulation and the Menstrual Cycle

 

Albertson, B.D., & Ziaman, M.J.  (1987).  The prediction of ovulation and monitoring of the fertile period.  Advances in Contraception, 3, 263-290.

Baird, D.D., Weinberg, C.R., Wilcox, A.J., McConnaughey, D.R., & Musey, P.I.  (1991).  Using the ratio of urinary estrogen and progesterone metabolites to estimate day of ovulation.  Statistics in Medicine, 10, 255-266.

Baker, T.S.  (1988).  The OVEIA dual analyte assay--a new method for profiling the menstrual cycle.  Progress in Clinical and Biological Research, 285, 101-118.

Barbato, M., Pandolfi, A., & Guida, M.  (1992).  A new technology to detect fertile and infertile days of the woman's cycle.  Advances in Contraception, 8, 222-223.

Barnard, G., Karasiliyan, H., & Kohen, F.  (1991).  Idiometric assay the third way a noncompetitive immunoassay for small molecules.  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 165, 1997-2000.

Barrett, J.C., & Marshall, J.  (1969).  The risk of conception on different days of the menstrual cycle.  Population Studies, 23, 455-561.

Bieglmayer, C., Fischi, F., & Janisch, H.  (1990).  Evaluation of a simple and fast self-test for urine luteinizing hormone.  Fertility & Sterility, 53, 842-846.

Billings, E.L., Billings, J.J., Brown, J.B., & Burger, H.G.  (1972/February).  Symptoms and hormonal changes accompanying ovulation. Lancet, 282 ff.

Billings, J.J.  (1981).  Cervical mucus:  The biological marker of fertility and infertility.  International Journal of Fertility, 26(3), 182-195.

Bischof, P., Bianchi, P.G., & Campana, A.  (1991).  Comparison of a rapid, quantitative and automated assay for urinary luteinizing hormone (LH), with an LH detection test, for the prediction of ovulation.  Human Reproduction, 6, 515-518.

Bremme, M., Freundl, G., & Frank-Hermann, P.  (1992).  Analysis of the computer-thermometer cyclotest D to be used for natural family planning NFP.  Advances in Contraception, 8, 221.

Brown, J.B.  (1977).  Timing of ovulation.  Medical Journal of Australia, 2, 780-783.

Brown, J.B., Blackwell, L.F., Holmes, J., & Smyth, K.  (1989).  New assays for identifying the fertile period.  International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 1 [supplement], 111-122.

Brown, J.B., Holmes, J., & Barker, G.  (1991).  Use of the home ovarian monitor in pregnancy avoidance.  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 165, 2008-2011.

Burger, H.G.  (1981).  Neuroendocrine control of human ovulation.  International Journal of Fertility, 26, 153-160.

Campo, S., & Garcea, N.  (1991).  The canalization of cervical mucus in the human fertility.  Acta Europaea Fertilitatis, 22, 37-42.

Carenza, L.  (1982).  Contraception and family planning in Italy.  Contraceptive Delivery Systems, 3(3-4), 192.

Carranco, A., Reyes, R., Huacuja, L., Guzman, A., & Delgado, N.M.  (1992).  Human urinary glycosaminoglycans as accurate method for ovulation detection.  International Journal of Fertility, 37, 209-213.

Carter, R.L., Abrams, R.M., & Moghissi, K.S.  (1982).  A statistical approach to the determination of the fertile period.  Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation, 13(4), 226-234.

Chiu, T.T., Tam, P.P., & Mao, K.R.  (1990).  Evaluation of a semiquantitative urinary LH assay for ovulation detection.  International Journal of Fertility, 35, 120-124.

Collins, W.P.  (1989).  Biochemical indices of potential fertility.  International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 1 [supplement] 35-43.

Collins, W.P.  (1991).  The evolution of reference methods to monitor ovulation.  American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 165, 1994-1996.

Collins, W.P., Branch, C.M., Collins, P.O., & Sallam, H.N.  (1981).  Biochemical indices of the fertile period in women.  International Journal of Fertility, 26(3), 345-350.

Colombo, B.  (1989).  Biometrical research on some parameters of the menstrual cycle. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 1 [supplement], 13-18.

Cordone, A., Guida, M., Lampariello, C., Bruno, P., & Montemagno, U.  (1992).  Objective and subjective data for fertile period diagnosis in women comparison of methods.  Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 19, 15-24.

Daniel, J., Lonergan, P., Sullivan, P., & Taylor, S.  (1987).  Evaluation of Determine:  The Ovutest as a device for identifying optimal time for conception.  Fertility and Sterility, 47(4), 590.

deLauzon, S., Desfosses, B., Christeff, N., Hanquez, C., & Cittanova, N.  (1992).  A direct dot-enzyme immunoassay to detect human ovulation.  Journal of Steroid Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, 42, 223-228.

Etchepareborda, J.J., Rivero, L.V., & Kesseru, E.  (1982).  Billings natural family planning method correlation of subjective signs with cervical mucus quality and ovulation.  Contraception, 28(5), 475-480.

Fazleabas, A.T., Segraves, M.M., & Khan-Dawood, F.S.  (1990).  Evaluation of salivary and vaginal electrical resistance for determination of the time of ovulation.  International Journal of Fertility, 35, 106-111.

Feghali, V., & Hafez, E.S.E.  (1982).  Physiological parameters of periodic abstinence.  Contraceptive Delivery Systems, 3(3-4), 24.

Fehring, R.J.  (1990).  Methods to self-predict ovulation:  A comparative study.  Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 19, 233-237.

Fehring, R.J.  (1991).  New technology in natural family planning.  Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 20, 199-205.

Fernando, R.S., Regas, J., & Betz, G.  (1988).  Ovulation prediction and detection with the CUE ovulation predictor.  Human Reproduction, 3, 419-424.

Flynn, A.M., & Lynch, S.S.  (1976).  Cervical mucus and identification of the fertile phase of the menstrual cycle.  British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 83, 656.

Flynn, A.M., McCarthy, A.M., Docker, M., &  Royston, J.P.  (1988). The temporal relationship between vaginal fluid volumes obtained with the Rovumeter vaginal aspirator and the fertile phase of the cycle.  Human Reproduction, 3, 201-205.

Flynn, A., Pulcrano, J., Royston, P., & Spieler, J.  (1991).  An evaluation of the Bioself 110 electronic fertility indicator as a contraceptive aid.  Contraception, 44, 125-140.

Fordney-Settlage, D.  (1981).  A review of cervical mucus and sperm interactions in humans.  International Journal of Fertility, 26(3), 161-169.

Forleo, R., Catarinella, V., Giannini, P., Forleo, P., Pala, A., & Federici, G.  (1992).  Complementary indices of potential fertility for natural family planning.  Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 12, 329-333.

France, J.T.  (1981).  Overview of the biological aspects of the fertile period.  International Journal of Fertility, 26(3), 143-152.

Freundl, G., Baur, S., Fremme, M., Doering, G., & Frank-Hermann, P.   (1992).  Ladycomp as an aid in natural family planning.  Advances in Contraception, 8, 184.

Gregoriou, O., Kassanos, D., Vitoratos, N., Papadias, C., & Zourlas, P.A.  (1990).  Clinical efficacy of LH-color:  A new home ovulation test.  International Journal of Gynaecology & Obstetrics, 32, 141-143.

Gross, B.A.  (1987).  Natural family planning indicators of ovulation.  Clinical Reproduction and Fertility, 5, 91-117.

Gross, B.A.  (1989).  Clinical indicators of the fertile period.  International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 1 [supplement], 45-51.

Gudgeon, K., Leader, L., & Howard, B.  (1990).  Evaluation of the accuracy of the home ovulation detection kit, Clearplan, at prediction of ovulation.  Medical Journal of Australia, 152, 344, 346, 349.

Hafez, E.S.E.  (1984).  Prediction and detection of ovulation and microcomputers for natural family planning.  Contraceptive Delivery Systems, 5(3).

Hilgers, T.W., (In Press).  "The Objective Assessment of the Vulvar Mucus Cycle."

Hilgers, T.W., Abraham, G.E., & Cavanaugh, D.  (1978).  Natural family planning I.  The peak symptom and estimated time of ovulation.  Obstetrics and Gynecology, 52(5), 575-582.

Hilgers, T.W., & Bailey, A.J.  (1980).  Natural family planning II. Basal body temperature and estimated time of ovulation.  Obstetrics and Gynecology, 53(3), 333-339.

Hilgers, T.W., Bailey, A.J., & Prebil, A.M.  (1981).  Natural family planning 4.  The identification of post ovulatory infertility.  Obstetrics and Gynecology, 58(3), 333-339.

Hilgers, T.W., Daly, D., Prebil, A.M., & Hilgers, S.K.  (1981).  Natural family planning III.  Intermenstrual symptoms and estimated time of ovulation.  Obstetrics and Gynecology, 58(2), 152-155.

Hilgers, T.W., Dvorack, A.D., Tamisica, D.F., Ellis, R.I. & Yakisich, P.J. (In Press).  "The Sonographic Definition of the Empty Follicle Syndrome."

Hilgers, T.W., & Prebil, A.M.  (1979).  The ovulation method:  Vulvar observations as an index of fertility/infertility.  Obstetrics and Gynecology, 53(1), 12-22.

Hilgers, T.W., Prebil, A.M., Hilgers, S.K., & Daly, K.D.  (1980).  The occurrences of ovulation at the midcycle.  International Review of Natural Family Planning, 4(3), 227-231.

Huszar, G.B.  (1991).  The physiology of the uterine cervix in reproduction.  Introduction.  Seminars in Perinatology, 15, 95-96.

Jacobs, M.H., Blasco, L., & Sondheimer, S.J.  (1989).  Ovulation prediction by monitoring salivary and vaginal electrical resistance with the peak ovulation predictor.  Obstetrics and Gynecology, 73, 817-822.

Jordan, V., Pilka, L., & Roztocil, A.  (1992).  The possibility of natural family planning by means of estrogen peak evaluation in saliva. Advances in Contraception, 8, 223-224.

Katz, D.F.  (1991).  Human cervical mucus:  Research update.  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 165, 1984-1986.

Keefe, E.  (1962/December).  Self-observation of the cervix to distinguish days of possible fertility.  Bulletin of the Sloane Hospital for Women, 8, 129+.

Keefe, E.  (1977).  Cephalad shift of the cervix uteri:  Sign of the fertile time in women.  International Review of Natural Family Planning, 1(1), 55+.

Kenigsberg, D.  (1989).  New tests for the prediction of ovulation.  Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology, 32, 533-540.

Klaus, H.  (1981).  Natural family planning:  A review.  Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, 37(2), 128-150.

Klaus, H., & Martin, J.L.  (1989).  Secondary analysis of ovulatory/anovulatory cycles among adolescents.  Journal of Adolescent Health Care, [no further citation].

Labrecque, M., Drouin, J., Rious, J.E., Gingras, S., & Spieler, J.M.  (1989).  Validity of the Bioself 110 fertility indicator.  Fertility & Sterility, 52, 604-608.

Lanzone, A., Scambia, G., Rizzo, G., Arduini, D., & Mancuso, S.  (1989).  New indicators of pro-ovulatory estrogenization.  International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 1 [supplement], 67-71.

Lasley, B.L., Shideler, S.E., & Munro, C.J.  (1991).  A prototype for ovulation detection pros and cons.  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 165, 2003-2007.

Leader, L.R., Russell, T., Clifford, K., & Stenning.  (1991).  The clinical value of Clearplan home ovulation detection kits in infertility practice.  Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 31, 142-144.

Leader, L.R., Russell, T., & Stenning, B.  (1992).  The use of Clearplan home ovulation detection kits in unexplained and male factor infertility.  Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 32, 158-160.

Leader, A., Wiseman, D., & Taylor, P.  (1985).  The prediction of ovulation:  A comparison of the basal body temperature graph, cervical mucus score, and real time pelvic ultrasonography.  Fertility and Sterility, 43, 385-388.

Lehmann-Willenbrock, E., Riedel, H.H., Langenbucher, H., & Grillo, M.  (1990).  Detection of the time of ovulation in clomiphene stimulated cycles with an easily applicable urine test.  Zentralblatt Fur Gynakologie, 112, 279-283.

Lenton, E.A., King, H., Johnson, J., & Amos, S.  (1989).  An assessment of the dual-analyte enzyme immunoassay for ovulation timing. Human Reproduction, 4, 378-380.

Lewis, J.G., Manley, L., Whitlow, J.C., & Elder, P.A.  (1994).  Re-examining steroid hormone metabolites as ovulation markers using monoclonal antibodies.  Steroids, 59 (4), 288-291.

Loewit, K., & Kraft, H.G.  (1984).  Luteinizing hormone levels in saliva:  A new approach to ovulation detection.  Contraceptive Delivery Systems, 5(3).

Luciano, A.A., Peluso, J., Koch, E.I., Maier, D., Kuslis, S., & Davison, E.  (1990).  Temporal relationship and reliability of the clinical, hormonal, and ultrasonographic indices of ovulation in infertile women.  Obstetrics & Gynecology, 75, 412-416.

Mancuso, S., Fulghesu, A.M., Di Simone, N., Riccardi, P., Vitale, E., Castellane, R., Bellante, F.P., & Lanzone, A.  (1991).  Changes in fatty acids sebum composition during human menstrual cycle:  Possible relationships with fertile period.  Acta Europaea Fertilitatis, 22, 43-45.

Marshall, J.  (1975).  The prevalence of mucous discharge as a symptom of ovulation.  Journal of Biosocial Sciences, 7, 49-55.

Martinez, A.R., Bernardus, R.E., Vermeiden, J.P., & Schoemaker, J. (1992).  Reliability of home urinary LH tests for timing of insemination:  A consumer's study.  Human Reproduction, 7, 751-753.

May, K.  (1991).  Home tests to monitor fertility.  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 165, 2000-2002.

McCarthy, J.J., & Rockette, H.E.  (1983/May).  A comparison of methods to interpret the basal body temperature graph.  Fertility and Sterility, 41, 640-646.

Mettler, L.  (1990).  Cervical factors in infertility.  Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2, 193-199.

Moghissi, K.S., Syner, F.N., & Evans, T.N.  (1972).  A composite picture of the menstrual cycle.  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 114, 405-418.

Moghissi, K.S.  (1976).  Accuracy of basal body temperature for ovulation detection.  Fertility and Sterility, 27(12), 1415-1445.

Moghissi, K.S.  (1992).  Ovulation detection.  Endocrinology & Metabolism Clinics of North America, 21, 39-55.

Moreno, J.E., Weitzman, G.A., Doody, M.C., Gibbons, W.E., Besch, P., & Goldzieher, J.W.  (1988).  Temporal relation of ovulation to salivary and vaginal electrical resistance pattern:  Implication for natural family planning.  Contraception, 38, 407-418.

Morris, N.M., Underwood, L., & Easterling, W. Jr.  (1976).  Temporal relationship between basal body temperature nadir and luteinizing hormone surge in normal women.  Fertility and Sterility, 27, 780-783.

Nulsen, J., Wheler, M., Ausmanas, & Blasco, L.  (1987).  Cervical mucus changes in relationship to urinary luteinizing hormone.  Fertility and Sterility, 47, 783-786.

O'Connell, F.J., Durant, J.A., & Miller, H.  (1970).  Assessment of the post-ovulatory infertile phase by temperature recording.  Fertility and Sterility, 21, 490-494.

Odeblad, E.  (1983).  The biophysical properties of the cervical vaginal secretions.  International Review of Natural Family Planning, 7(1), 1-56.

Overstreet, J.W., Katz, D.F., & Yudin, A.I.  (1991).  Cervical mucus and sperm transport in reproduction.  Seminars in Perinatology, 15, 149-155.

Parenteau-Carreau, S., & Infante-Revard, C.  (1988).  Self-palpation to assess cervical changes in relation to mucus and temperature.  International Journal of Fertility, 33 [supplement], 10-16.

Paz, G., Yogev, L., Gottreich, A., Rotem, R., Yavetz, H., Homonnai, Z.T.  (1990).  Determination of urinary luteinizing hormone for prediction of ovulation.  Gynecologic & Obstetric Investigation, 29, 207-210.

Perez, A.  (1981).  Natural family planning:  Post partum period.  International Journal of Fertility, 26(3), 219-221.

Quaglearello, J., & Arny, M.  (1986/March).  Inaccuracy of basal body temperature charts in prediction urinary luteinizing hormone surges.  Fertility and Sterility, 46, 334-347.

Rodriquez, M.H., Mishell, D.R., Jr., Grozinger, C., Cao, J.N., & Lacarra, M.  (1990).  Comparison of TestPack and Ovustick for predicting ovulation.  Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 35, 133-135.

Rohr, G., Eggert-Krause, W., Pehlke, A., Sahrbacher, U., Runnebaum, B., & Kalbitzer, H.R.  (1992).  Biochemical analysis of cervical mucus by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.  Human Reproduction, 7, 915-917.

Roumen, F., & Dieben, T.  (1988).  Ovulation prediction by monitoring salivary and vaginal electrical resistance pattern:  Implications for natural family planning.  Obstetrics and Gynecology, 71(1), 49-52.

Royston, J.P., & Abrams, R.M.  (1980).  An objective method for detecting the shift in basal body temperature in women.  Biometrics, 36(2), 217-224. Royston, J.P., Abrams, R.M., Higgins, M.P., & Flynn, A.W.  (1980). The adjustment of basal body temperature measurements to allow for time of waking.  British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 87(12), 1123-1127.

Royston, J.P., Humphrey, S.J., Flynn, A.M., Marshall, J., & Zarzosa-Periz, A.  (1984).  An automatic electronic device (Rite Time) to detect the onset of the infertile period by basal body temperature measurements.  British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 91(6), 565-573.

Royston, P.  (1991).  Identifying the fertile phase of the human menstrual cycle.  Statistics in Medicine, 10, 221-240.

Rudy, E.B., & Estok, P.  (1992).  Professional and lay interrater reliability of urinary luteinizing hormone surges measured by OvuQuick test.  Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 21, 407-411.

Samples, J.T., & Abrams, R.M.  (1984).  Reliability of urine temperature as a measurement of basal body temperature.  JOGN Nursing, 13(5), 319-323.

Sans, L.J.  (1977).  Ovulation symptoms and ovarian function in blind women.  Fertility and Sterility, 28(3), 277-278.

Schenker, J.G., & Weimanm, J.  (1983).  Changes in the electrical impedance of the vaginal wall as a method for natural family planning.  Contraceptive Delivery Systems, 4(4).

Seif, M.W., Aplin, J.D., Foden, L.J., & Tindall, V.R.  (1989).  A novel approach for monitoring the endometrial cycle and detecting ovulation.  American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 160, 357-362.

Shettles, L.  (1988/December).  Ovulation in relation to cervical canal diameter.  American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 166 ff. [no further citation].

Shoupe, D., Mishell, D.R. Jr., Lacarra, M., Logo, R.A., Horenstein, J., d'Ablaing, G., & Moyer, D.  (1989).  Correlation of endometrial maturation with four methods of estimating day of ovulation.  Obstetrics & Gynecology, 73, 88-92.

Sondheimer, S.J.  (1986).  Cervical mucus and contraception.  Seminars in Reproductive Endocrinology, 4, 282-386.

Taylor, R.S.  (1981).  Vaginal hormonal cytology and the Billings ovulation method of natural family planning.  Acta Cytologica, 25(1), 70 [Abstract].

Taylor, R.S., Woods, J.B., & Guapo, M.  (1986).  Correlation of vaginal hormonal cytograms with cervical mucus symptoms as observed by women using the ovulation method of natural family planning.  Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 31, 167-172.

Templeton, A., Penny, G., & Lees, M.  (1982).  Relation between the luteinizing hormone peak, the nadir of the basal body temperature and the cervical mucus score.  British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 89, 985-988.

Treloar, A.E., Boynton, R.E., Behn, B.G., & Brown, B.W.  (1967).  Variation of the human menstrual cycle through reproductive life.  International Journal of Fertility, 12, 77-126.

Tsibris, J.C., Lewis, V., Langenberg, P.W., Chatterton, R.T. Jr., & Spellacy, W.N.  (1989).  Cervical mucus enzymes as markers of the woman's fertile period.  International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 1, [supplement], 73-82.

Usala, S.J., & Schumacher, G.F.B.  (1983).  Volumetric self sampling of cervico-vaginal fluid:  A new approach to ovulation timing. Fertility and Sterility, 39(3), 304-309.

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