The Menstrual Cycle and Hormones

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The Menstrual Cycle

FSH

-Causes egg to ripen in the ovary

-Triggers ovulation

-Produced in pituitary gland

-Causes oestrogen to be released

Oestrogen

-Stops FSH being produced, so only one egg is produced in the cycle

-Stimulates pituitary gland to release LH 

-Released from ovary

-Thickens lining before ovulation

LH

  • Stimulates…

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