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The Hormonal Control of the Menstrual Cycle

The Hormonal Control of the Menstrual Cycle. 6. LH stimulates ovulation & formation of the corpus luteum. oestrogen inhibits FSH production & stimulates LH production. FSH. LH. 5. 9. 1. corpus luteum secretes progesterone. progesterone inhibits FSH production. FSH increases. 7.

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The Hormonal Control of the Menstrual Cycle

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  1. The Hormonal Control of the Menstrual Cycle

  2. 6 LH stimulatesovulation & formationof the corpus luteum oestrogen inhibitsFSH production &stimulates LH production FSH LH 5 9 1 corpus luteumsecretes progesterone progesterone inhibitsFSH production FSH increases 7 ovary secretesoestrogen oestrogen progesterone 2 FSH causes an egg to developinside a follicle 3 corpus luteum disintegrates & progesterone falls 10 progesterone maintainsthe uterus lining 11 8 oestrogen bringsabout repair ofuterus lining menstruation menstruationstarts 4 day day

  3. Using Hormones to Control the Human Population

  4. How can these important facts be used to control the population? FSH LH FSH stimulatesan egg to developinside a follicle oestrogen inhibitsFSH production progesterone inhibitsFSH production oestrogen progesterone menstruation day day

  5. Using Hormones to Control the Human Population • Fertility treatment:Inject FSH into women who don’t produce enough of their own to stimulate eggs to develop • Contraception:Oral doses of the contraceptive ‘pill’, containing oestrogen & progesterone, inhibit FSH production so eggs do not develop and ovulation does not occur

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