menstrual cycle

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what is the menstrual cycle?
involves the build up of the ling of the womb to coincide with the release of an egg(ovulation). This is followed by the break down of the tissue, the egg is not fertilised.
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what FSH?
causes the egg to mature in the ovaries
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what is LH?
cause the release of a mature egg
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what is the target organ of Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)?
ovary
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what is the function of Oestrogen?
it stimulates the lining of the womb to build up ready from pregnancy. it also stimulates the pituitary to make LH
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what is the target organ of Lutenising Hormone (LH)?
ovary
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what is the target organ for Oestrogen?
ling of the womb and pituitary gland
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why is fertility treatment needed?
when a woman is not producing eggs or the eggs are not mature
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what hormones do fertility treatments contain?
FSH and LH
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how does fertility treatment work?
FSH causes eggs to mature in the ovaries and triggers egg production. LH causes the mature egg to be released
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what is an advantage and disadvantage of fertility treatment?
adv- enables infertile women to have babies disadv- can lead to multiple births and can be expensive
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why is oral contraceptives needed?
when a woman want to have control over when to get pregnant
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what hormones doe oral contraceptives contain?
oestrogen and progesterone
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how do oral contraceptives work?
oestrogen stops FSH production, so no eggs mature and are release
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what is an advantage and disadvantage using oral conceptions?
adv- effective in controlling conception disadv- must be taken regularly and they can have side effect e.g. putting on weight
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