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A 36-year-old member asked:

I've heard of women using femaprin (vitex) pills for anovulation. do they work?

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 27 years experience
No evidence it helps: There is some scientific evidence that vitex agnus-castus (chaste tree berry) may help with pms symptoms and cyclic mastalgia (breast pain) but no studies showing that it helps women with ovulation disorders. If you aren't ovulating regularly and are trying to conceive the safety of vitex when you're pregnant is unknown, so you should stop it when you get a positive pregnancy test if you conceive.

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