The Menstrual Cycle

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1. What is the purpose of oestrogen?

  • They cause the egg to be released
  • They make the woman want to have sex
  • They make the egg mature
  • They make the woman want to have children
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2. What happens when the egg is not fertilised?

  • The egg returns to the ovaries
  • The dead egg and the womb lining are shed
  • The egg is released from the womb
  • The lining of the womb is shed but the egg remains in the uterus

3. What are the hormones used in the contraceptive pill?

  • Oestrogen and testosterone
  • LH and progesterone
  • Progesterone and testosterone
  • Oestrogen and progesterone

4. What is another purpose of oestrogen?

  • Makes the womb lining build up for pregnancy and slows down FSH production
  • Makes the period start
  • Makes the woman want to have children
  • Increases FSH production

5. What happens as the egg matures?

  • The lining of the womb remains thin
  • Period cramps
  • The lining of the womb thickens
  • The lining of the womb is shed

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