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FSH (Follicle-Stimulating Hormone)
-Produced by the pituitary gland -Causes an egg to mature in one of the ovaries -Stimulates the ovaries to produce oestrogen -Some women have levels of FSH that are too low to cause their eggs to mature, FSH can be injected to stimulate egg mature
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LH (Luteinising Hormone)
-Produced by the pituitary gland -Stimulates the release of an egg at around the middle of the menstrual cycle -Can be injected to stimulate egg release
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Oestrogen
-Produced in the ovaries -Causes pituitary gland to produce LH -Inhibits the further release of FSH -Oestrogen can be used to prevent the release of an egg, so it can be used as a method of contraception -When taken everyday inhibits production o
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Progesterone
-Produces by the ovaries - inhibits the production of FSH and LH -Also reduces fertility by stimulating the production of thick cervical mucus which prevents an sperm from getting through and reaching an egg.
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-Produced by the pituitary gland -Stimulates the release of an egg at around the middle of the menstrual cycle -Can be injected to stimulate egg release

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