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1

What is the menstrual cycle?

The monthly release of an egg from a woman's ovaries
The build up and break down of the lining of the uterus

2

What happens on day 1 of the menstrual cycle?

The lining of the uterus breaks down and bleeding starts (a period).

3

What happens on day 4 of the menstrual cycle?

The lining of the uterus builds up, ready for a fertilised

4

What happens on day 14 of the menstrual cycle?

An egg is released

5

How long does one menstrual cycle last?

28 days

6

Name the 3 hormones involved in the menstrual cycle

FSH
Oestrogen
LH

7

Where is FSH produced?

The pituitary gland

8

Where is Oestrogen produced?

The ovaries

9

Where is LH produced?

The pituitary gland

10

What does FSH do?

Mature eggs
Cause ovaries to produce Oestrogen

11

What does oestrogen do?

Stops FSH

12

What does LH do?

Causes an egg to be released from the ovaries