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Timed intercourse for couples trying to conceive

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, March 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (69th percentile)

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1 news outlet
blogs
2 blogs
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6 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages
wikipedia
6 Wikipedia pages

Citations

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176 Mendeley
Title
Timed intercourse for couples trying to conceive
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, March 2015
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd011345.pub2
Pubmed ID
Authors

Marlies Manders, Luke McLindon, Brittany Schulze, Michael M Beckmann, Jan AM Kremer, Cindy Farquhar

Abstract

Fertility problems are very common, as subfertility affects about 10% to 15% of couples trying to conceive. There are many factors that may impact a couple's ability to conceive and one of these may be incorrect timing of intercourse. Conception is only possible from approximately five days before up to several hours after ovulation. Therefore, to be effective, intercourse must take place during this fertile period. 'Timed intercourse' is the practice of prospectively identifying ovulation and, thus, the fertile period to increase the likelihood of conception. Whilst timed intercourse may increase conception rates and reduce unnecessary intervention and costs, there may be associated adverse aspects including time consumption and stress. Ovulation prediction methods used for timing intercourse include urinary hormone measurement (luteinizing hormone (LH), estrogen), tracking basal body temperatures, cervical mucus investigation, calendar charting and ultrasonography. This review considered the evidence from randomised controlled trials for the use of timed intercourse on positive pregnancy outcomes.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 175 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 30 17%
Researcher 28 16%
Student > Bachelor 20 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 11%
Student > Postgraduate 9 5%
Other 27 15%
Unknown 43 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 53 30%
Psychology 23 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 8%
Social Sciences 9 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 2%
Other 19 11%
Unknown 54 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 August 2022.
All research outputs
#1,282,345
of 21,940,852 outputs
Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#2,998
of 12,144 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#20,496
of 279,444 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#75
of 244 outputs
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