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1

During the Menstrual Cycle the?

The egg develops with a Follicle and is released into the Ovary

2

What receives the fertilized egg?

The Uterus

3

If the egg is not fertilized?

It is discharged along with the Uterine Lining as a Period

4

If the egg is fertile?

Embryonic development begins and the menstrual cycle stops

5

The Menstrual Cycle is regulated by?

Hormones

6

What controls the Menstrual Cycle?

The Internal Feed-Back Mechanism

7

What are the 3 Phases of the Menstrual Cycle?

The Follicular Phase
Ovulation
Luteal Phase

8

What happens in The Follicular Phase?

The preparation and release of the egg and follicle

9

What happens in Ovulation?

The release of the follicle and movement of the egg in the Fallopian tube

10

What happens in the Luteal Phase?

The Corpus Luteum breaks down along with the walls of the Uterus if the egg is NOT fertilized

11

What are the days where the egg has the greatest chances of being fertilized?

The first 2 days of the Luteal Phase

The 14-18 days after the completion of the last Menstrual Cycle

12

One ovary produces and releases a?

1 mature ovum every 28 days