Sunday, February 14, 2010

What Is Your Fertility IQ?

As many of you already know, I am an advocate of Natural Family Planning and Fertility Awareness Methods as a form of birth control, pregnancy achievement, and maintaining the optimum health of your reproductive system as a healthy woman.

Using the these methods, I prevented pregnancy for 2 years with my husband before we chose to start our family. I have now become pregnant twice by utilizing these methods and find them very effective. And, not only is this an excellent way to prevent and become pregnant, but I have also been able to detect specific reproductive issues while charting and was able to contact a health professional for a healthy women's consultation.

So, What Is Your Fertility IQ? This quiz comes from The Garden of Fertility website. After you take the quiz, you can check your answers at the bottom.

1. The Rhythm Method is another name for Fertility Awareness. True or False

2. To conceive from sexual intercourse which takes place before ovulation, three things are required: sperm, a mature egg, and ________ _______.

3. A girl can get pregnant before her first period. True or False

4. A woman can have intercourse on Monday and conceive as a result on the following Friday. True or False

5. Fertile cervical fluid (CF) can keep sperm alive in the cervix for how many days?

6. Cervical fluid and arousal fluid are the same thing. True or False

7. It is possible for a woman to get pregnant if her partner does not penetrate her or ejaculate. True or False

8. Pre-ejaculate contains enough sperm to become pregnant or cause HIV. True or False

9. Lambskin condoms are as effective as latex in preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases. True or False

10. A woman can conceive as a result of intercourse that takes place while menstrating or breastfeeding. True or False

11. Females are born with all their eggs already in their ovaries. True or False

12. The lifespan of a mature egg:
(a) 3 days
(b) 6-8 days
(c) 6-24 hours.

13. Beginning at puberty, how many sperm do healthy males produce per second?
(a) 100
(b) 10,000
(c) 1,000
(d) 10

14. ____% of infertility issues are due to problems in the male; ____% are due to problems with the female; ____% are due to problems with the couple.

15. Which of the following can decrease sperm count?
(a) hot tubs
(b) hot weather
(c) tight pants
(d) marajuana
(e) environmental toxins
(g) all of the above

16. Before ovulation, the women's basal temperature is warmer or cooler than after ovulation?

17. A man's testicles are like a woman's (a)________. A woman's fallopian tubes are like a man's (b)____ _______. A man's seminal fluid is like a woman's (c)________. The penis is like the woman's (d)________.

18. Charting fertility signals can alert a woman to thyroid problems, vaginal infections, propenstity of miscarriage, propensity of ovarian cysts, ideal times for surgery, etc. True or False

19. Fertility Awareness and The Pill are equally effective forms of birth control. True or False

20. What are the two most common forms of birth control in the U.S.?

(1) False (2) Cervical Fluid (3) True (4) True (5) three to five (6) False (7) True (8) True (9) False (10) True (11) False (12) 6-24 hours (13) 1,000 (14) 40%, 40%, 20%, (15) all of the above (16) cooler (17) ovaries, vas deferens, cervical fluid, clitoris (18) True (19) True (20) Female Sterilization and The Pill.
See website for an explanation and more information for each answer.

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