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Female reproductive system Female reproduction is a cyclic process Hormones from the hypothalamus and  anterior pituitary stimulate the ovaries The ovaries release estrogen and  progesterone in varying patterns during each  cycle Ovulation releases a mature oocyte (egg)  monthly (500,000 primary oocytes) Estrogen and progesterone prepare the  uterus for possible pregnancy IPHY 3480
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Female anatomy overview IPHY 3480
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Female anatomy overview IPHY 3480
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Phases of the ovarian cycle Follicular phase development and maturation of the follicle Ovulation Ripened follicle bursts, releasing oocyte Luteal phase Ruptured follicle develops into corpus luteum IPHY 3480
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Phases of the uterine cycle Menses (occurs if pregnancy is not achieved) Bleeding from uterus as endometrium is shed Proliferative phase Endometrium grows in preparation for pregnancy Secretory phase Endometrial secretions promote implantation IPHY 3480
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