Abstract

A probability model to estimate fecundability of a married woman has been proposed under some mild assumptions. It utilises the knowledge on the susceptibility status of the married women (including menstruation, menopause, pregnancy and amenorrhea) and therefore sets another approach for estimating fecundability. In addition, it is capable of predicting the parity, proportion of foetal losses, fecundability and incidence of secondary sterility. The problem of finding out the consistent estimates of the parameters in the distribution is discussed in section 4. For illustra-tion, the model is applied to a set of simulated data after simplifying many assumptions of the model

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